TRENTON, NJ (WTXF) - A Trenton man was sentenced to 30 years in state prison without parole this morning after admitting his involvement in a brutal murder two years ago.
Jorge Rodriquez, 22, murdered 49-year-old Keisha L. Alexander in June 2014, and plead guilty to felony murder in April.
The victim’s partially clothed body was found locked in a bathroom and covered in blood. Alexander was slumped over while sitting on the toilet with puncture wounds all over her body, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
As the investigation continued, Rodriguez was identified as a suspect after he visited the Capital Health Regional Medical Center for a laceration on his arm, and his clothing was wet and covered in blood.
Rodriguez confessed to police that he broke into Alexander’s home, stabbed her and stole some of her property. He revealed that he didn’t know the victim prior to the attack, and DNA testing confirmed that the blood covering his clothing and a broken knife found at the scene was a mixture of the victim’s and his own blood.
Mercer County Acting Prosecutor, Angelo J. Onofri, explained that the combination of hard work and dedication from the investigators of the case and the great amount of evidence contributed to this resolution, and the promise of Rodriguez staying behind bars for a few decades put residents’ minds at ease .