Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Lumberton Township Police Chief Anthony DiLoreto announced that a Lumberton man has been charged with Murder for the fatal stabbing of a New York City man during a fight last weekend on Coriander Drive in Lumberton Township in which another man was also wounded.
In addition to the first-degree Murder charge, Supreme Life, 56, of the first block of Coriander Drive, was also charged with one count each of Attempted Murder (First Degree), Conspiracy to Commit Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree).
The charges stem from an incident on February 4 during which Life and his son, Antoine Ketler, 32, of the same address, fought with two men in the street. The victims, Moriah Walker, 26, of Brooklyn, and Raheem Williams, 23, of Queens, were stabbed during the fight and taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
Walker was pronounced dead approximately five hours later, and Williams underwent surgery and has since been discharged.
Life and Ketler were charged last week with two counts of Aggravated Assault (Second Degree). Ketler’s charges have been upgraded to include one count of Conspiracy to Commit Murder (First Degree).
The investigation revealed that Life possessed a knife during the fight and stabbed both Walker and Williams. The Prosecutor’s Office is seeking to detain the defendants. The case will now be prepared for presentation to a Grand Jury, where it will be considered for indictment.
The investigation is being conducted by detectives from the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and the Lumberton Township Police Department. The lead investigators are BCPO Major Crimes Unit Detective Brian Miller and Lumberton Township Police Detective Sean Tait.
The case will be prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Bob VanGilst, supervisor of the BCPO Major Crimes Unit.
All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.