4 charged in case of body in trunk

March 5, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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TRENTON, N.J., March 5 (UPI) -- Four men arrested when a body was found in a car trunk after a two-state chase have been charged in New Jersey with the slaying of a Liberian immigrant.

One of the four was also charged Friday with killing a man gunned down in Trenton, N.J., while he was at the wheel of his car, The Trentonian reported. Police did not say whether the two homicides are related.

Phobus Sullivan, 27, of Trenton was charged with killing Dardar Paye in January and Andrew Leonard in December. Trenton residents Mack W. Edward, 27, Danuweli Keller, 23, and Abdutawab Kiazolu, 22, were charged only with the Paye homicide.

The four men were arrested Jan. 16 after a high-speed chase across the Delaware River. They are being held in the Bucks County jail in Pennsylvania.

Paye's body was in the trunk of one of two cars pulled over.

Paye, a native of Liberia, served in the U.S. Army. After his discharge, he allegedly became involved in illegal weapons dealing and was trying to avoid deportation to Liberia.

Leonard was shot while driving in Trenton. His car rolled over, and paramedics who freed him from the wreckage did not realize immediately that a shooting had preceded the crash.

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