MIDDLESEX COUNTY — A South Carolina man was indicted today for the armed robbery and murder which occurred at the Speedway Gas Station in Edison last December.
Marcus A. Wright, 23, of Beaufort, S.C., was indicted for first-degree murder, first degree felony murder, first-degree armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, all second-degree crimes, according to a press release from Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet.
The indictment was handed up following a presentation to a Middlesex County Grand Jury by Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Scott Lamountain and Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Vanessa Craveiro.
An investigation by the Edison Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that on Dec. 20, 2018, Wright was involved in the robbery and fatal shooting of John Bertram, 38, of the Fords section of Woodbridge Township.
Edison Police responded to the Speedway Gas Station at 789 Amboy Ave. at about 4:15 a.m. Officers found Bertram's body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Wright is facing life without parole on the first-degree murder count.
He is being held in South Carolina awaiting extradition to New Jersey.
The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Loren Long or Detective Wilfredo Brown of the Edison Police Department at 732-248-7400, or Detective David Abromaitis of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3300.