Man Convicted For Murdering 26-year-old Willingboro, NJ, Woman in 2019
A man from Trenton has been found guilty of fatally shooting a 26-year-old woman three years ago inside a parked car in Willingboro Township.
Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia Bradshaw says 28-year-old Devon Woods was convicted of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, second-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and second-degree certain persons not to have weapons.
A jury returned the verdict Thursday after deliberating for about two hours.
Woods was arrested along with 28-year-old Sam Gore of Willingboro and accused of killing Deasia Ayres, also of Willingboro, in the early morning hours of September 18, 2019.
The investigation revealed that Woods fired a handgun into her neck and head as she sat inside her Dodge Durango. The motive was robbery.
Gore is currently awaiting trial on similar charges.
Woods' sentencing is scheduled for January 6th.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.