NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A now-former Rutgers football player charged with plotting two murders appeared in court via video connection from the county jail today with relatives sitting in the court watching the video and comforting one another.
The mother and step-mother of Izaia Bullock sat in court with a few family friends, and was of the women could be seen weeping, and other rubbed her back.
Bullock, 22, is charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder.
Bullock was upset over a break-up with a girlfriend, according to a report on NJ.com, and made threats against the woman's relatives.
Bullock told a witness about his plans to murder the girlfriend's relatives and attempted to recruit the witness as a getaway driver, according to the affidavit supporting the arrest warrant that was obtained through an Open Public Records Act request.
The witness recorded the conversation, and that recording was given to Rutgers police, according to the affidavit, which states that Bullock resides in South River.
The document says police searched Bullock's car and found gloves, crushed Tylenol and a mask. Also, Bullock reportedly admitted the plot to Rutgers police. Bullock also gave a recorded interview to Rutgers police in which he confirmed the plan to kill two people.
Authorities never identified victims and no one was ever injured.
Bullock, who played high school sports in Linden, first attended Middlesex County College, and reportedly was a walk-on player at Rutgers last year as a linebacker.
Following Bullock's arrest Tuesday, Rutgers University issued a statement that he had been dismissed from the football team.
In court today, Bullock said little except to verify his name from Judge Gary Price. The judge scheduled a detention hearing for Friday.
Bullock's relative's and friends quickly left the courtroom after the hearing and declined a request to make a comment.
Bullock's lawyer, Joshua Altman, also declined to comment.
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