Opening Arguments in Fatal Casino Carjacking Case
Opening arguments have started in the trial of a man accused in the fatal carjacking of an Atlantic City casino patron two years ago.
Craig Arno faces 28 counts — including murder, carjacking and three counts of felony murder — in the death of 47-year-old Martin Caballero of North Bergen.
Atlantic County prosecutors say Arno and his girlfriend, who has pleaded guilty, carjacked Caballero in the parking garage of the Trump Taj Mahal casino in May 2010 and stabbed him to death. Caballero’s burning vehicle was found early the next day, and his remains were found several days later in a farmer’s field about 30 minutes west of Atlantic City.
The random attack occurred just moments after Caballero dropped his family off at the casino to celebrate his daughter’s birthday.
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