2 women were accomplices to Lyft rider’s murder, cops say
TRENTON— Two women have been arrested in connection with the death of a South Jersey Lyft passenger.
Amber Dudley, a 27-year-old Collingswood resident, was wounded during an attempted robbery in East Trenton on Nov. 30 after a man with a handgun entered the rear of the rideshare vehicle and fired a shot, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office. She died in the hospital hours later.
Authorities on Thursday charged Dominique Richer, 31 of Hamilton, and Kasey DeZolt, 32 of Morrisville, Pa., with robbery, firearm possession and as being accomplices to felony murder.
Richter is being held in lieu of $1 million bail in Mercer County. DeZolt, who as of Thursday remained in Bucks County, Pa., will have the same bail when she is returned to New Jersey, the prosecutor's office said.
But the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office did not disclose how the two women were allegedly involved in Dudley's death or what the they were doing in Trenton.
Three others were also in the car at the time of the attempted robbery, including another woman, a man and the Lyft driver, the prosecutor's office said.
After Dudley was shot around 7:10 p.m., the Lyft driver, unfamiliar with the area, sped to the the Trenton Police Department headquarters a mile away from the scene of the shooting near Mechanics and East Trenton avenues, the prosecutor's office said. Officers then gave Dudley medical attention and called an ambulance.
A day after the shooting, Dudley's family launched a GoFundMe page to cover funeral costs
"Amber Dudley was my older sister. Someone I looked up to. Someone that was always there for me. Someone that I loved, and someone that loved me back. No matter how much we fought, we loved each other deeply," reads the page.
The family has since raised more than $4,000 after setting a goal of $2,000.
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