Jury Finds Trenton Man Guilty of Robbery and Carjacking

February 14, 2020

TRENTON – A Trenton man was convicted by a jury on Thursday of robbery and carjacking offenses, all of which are first-degree charges that make him eligible for an extended prison term at sentencing, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

On February 13, 2020, a Mercer County jury found Jamil Hilton, 46, of Trenton, guilty of two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of first-degree carjacking.

On August 12, 2015, Hilton robbed two employees of the Auto Outlet in Ewing Township at gunpoint.  He took approximately $240, two rolls of quarters and a 1998 black Lexus.  The defendant drove the Lexus around the corner, abandoned it on Short Olden Avenue and fled the area.  Two days later, a police investigation led officers to Hilton’s home on Daymond Street in Trenton.  Hilton admitted to officers that he committed the robbery at the Auto Outlet, and he directed police to the location of the gun.  Following his arrest, Hilton provided a full confession to detectives. 

Hilton is scheduled to be sentenced on March 27.  He is extended-term eligible due to his previous convictions and faces a state prison sentence of 20 years to life.

Assistant Prosecutor Alycia Beyrouty represented the state during the five-day trial before Mercer County Superior Court Judge Thomas F. Scully.  The defendant was represented by Jason Matey, Esq.

On February 13, 2020, a Mercer County jury found Jamil Hilton, 46, of Trenton, guilty of two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of first-degree carjacking.

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