Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson announced a juvenile suspect will be tried as an adult in connection with a Camden homicide.
Casche Alford, 17, of Camden, appeared in juvenile court Thursday on a first-degree murder charge and had her case waived to adult court. Alford is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 13 before Superior Court Judge John T. Kelley in courtroom 42 at the Camden County Hall of Justice.
Alford is accused of fatally shooting 13–year-old Nathaniel Plummer, Jr., of Camden on January 7, 2016 in the area of Beacon and Line streets. Camden County Police had responded at approximately 11:15 p.m. that night in reference to a ShotSpotter activation and 911 calls reporting a shooting. Officers arrived and located Plummer lying on the sidewalk. He was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 12:14 a.m. on January 8.
The suspect has been held at a juvenile detention facility since January 9 when she surrendered to Camden County Police.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Released Thursday, May 12, 2016.