Suspect Surrenders in Transgender Murder Case

This just in from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Marquise Foster, one of two suspects wanted in the Sept. 12 murder of Victoria Carmen White, has turned himself in. White, a transgendered woman from Newark, was originally identified as James White.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Marquise Foster, 25, of North Plainfield surrendered at approximately 8 pm tonight without incident. Foster was wanted for the murder of Victoria Carmen White, a 28-year-old transgender Newark woman. Ms. White was murdered in Maplewood on Sept. 12.

Chief Assistant Essex County Prosecutor Thomas Fennelly, head of the homicide unit, said Foster turned himself in at the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office with the help of an attorney. He is being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility. Bail has been set at $1 million. A second suspect, Alrashim Chambers, remains at large. Chambers is also charged with murder.

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