Suspects in fatal New Jersey carjacking plead not guilty

Jan. 8, 2014 at 2:52 PM

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Four men charged in a December carjacking that left the vehicle's owner dead pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a Newark, N.J. court.

Prosecutors said the men were involved in an attempt to steal a vehicle at an upscale New Jersey shopping mall parking lot Dec. 15.

Dustin Friedland, 30, an attorney, was shot in the head and died when he and his wife were confronted by two armed men. Friedland's wife escaped unharmed.

Hanif Thompson, 29, Karif Ford, 31, Basim Henry, 32 and Kevin Roberts, 33, all New Jersey residents, have been in custody since their arrests on murder, felony murder, carjacking, conspiracy and weapons possession charges, WCBS-TV, New York, reported.

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