NEW BRUNSWICK ,NJ - A former Rutgers football player accused of plotting to kill two people now faces an additional charge of cyber harassment.
Izaia Bullock, 22, was charged today with fourth-degree cyber harassment, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and Rutgers Police Chief Kenneth Cop said in a joint statement.
Authorities said the charge was filed against Bullock during the continuing joint investigation by the university police and the prosecutor’s office.
No details were given about the target of harassment or when it occurred.
Bullock was arrested on Oct. 30, 2018, on two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder.
According to a criminal complaint, Bullock told a witness about his plans to murder two relatives of a friend, and attempted to recruit the witness as a getaway driver.
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. Bullock also gave a recorded interview to Rutgers police in which he admitted the murder plot.
Bullock was apparently upset over a break-up with a girlfriend, according to a report on NJ.com, and made threats against the woman's relatives.
Carey, in his statement today, said the investigation continues and urged anyone with information to call Rutgers Detective Lauren Tredo at (848) 932-8025 or Detective Michael Connelly of the prosecutor’s office at (732) 745-3254.
Bullock is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick and is scheduled to appear before Superior Court Judge Michael A. Toto on Friday for a detention hearing.