TRENTON — Almost six years ago, a Liberian immigrant and U.S. Army veteran was kidnapped, killed and stuffed in the trunk of a car. Five suspects were later charged in connection with the crime.
On Wednesday, attorneys completed jury selection for three of the suspects – Mack Edwards, Phobus Sullivan and Danuweli Keller.
Opening statements are expected to begin on Monday.
PayeDardar Paye fought for the U.S. military in the 1990s, serving tours in Iraq and Kosovo. He also served in the New Jersey National Guard. He was found dead in Trenton in 2011.
The three men are charged with killing Dardar Paye, 33, of Maplewood. His body was found in the trunk of a car following a police chase in Trenton on Jan. 16, 2011.
The three suspects were also accused of kidnapping and robbing Alfonso Slaughter three months before Paye’s slaying. The trio will be tried for both incidents as soon as jury selection is complete.