NJ Weedman Ed Forchion Finds Man Stabbed At Bus Stop Early This Morning

November 13, 2020 updated at 10:35 am with official statement from Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and cause changed to “stabbing” 3:50 pm update with victim’s name:


The victim of this morning’s homicide in Trenton has been identified as Sam Livingston III, age 41, of Trenton.  There are no additional updates at this time.


TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)—Early this morning in a live video shared on Facebook, Ed Forchion the NJ Weedman was going to a bank ATM  a few blocks from NJ Weedman’s Joint in “Unit 420” in the area of W. State and S. Warren when he noticed a man at a bus stop not moving.

Once finished at the ATM on his way back Forchion stated that he noticed the man still had not moved and was in the exact same spot and Forchion called 9-1-1 to report the man down. He also stated he seen a whole bunch of people riding by and turned around because it was bothering him that that the man was just laying out there.

The police turned the man over in the video and Forchion noticed a lot of blood in the area of his stomach. A Trenton EMS ambulance arrived a short time later and started CPR. NJ Weedman before ending the video thought the man had been stabbed and that the wound was fatal.



In a statement received by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office this morning they state that, early Friday morning, at approximately 1 a.m., Trenton patrol officers were alerted to an unresponsive male at a bus stop in the first block of West State Street.  The victim, believed to be in his 30s, suffered multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The stabbing in under investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force.  Anyone with information is asked to call (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to mchtftips@mercercounty.org.

The victim’s identity will be released after positive identification and family notification are made.

In the City of Trenton there have been 36 known murders so far in 2020 this eclipses the murder rate off all years except for 2013 when there was 37 murders that year. Of those 36 homicides there have been 34 shootings and 2 stabbings this year.

Another murder occurred in the area on August 17, 2020 at E. State one block away.



The names of the Trenton dead of 2020:

Say their names:

  1. January 30, 2020, Starquasia Harris, 24, shooting
  2. February 16, 2020, Maurice London, 39, shooting
  3. March 23, 2020, Danavan Phillips, 37, shooting
  4. March 25, 2020, Yuell Moore, 29, shooting
  5. April 5, 2020 Quamiera Massey, 24, shooting
  6. April 5, 2020 Dabree Brannon, 30, shooting
  7. April 5, 2020 Frederick Mason, 20, shooting
  8. May 14, 2020, pronounced dead May 21, 2020 Terrence Horton, 53, shooting
  9. May 17, 2020, Robert Smith, 38, shooting
  10. May 18, 2020 Antwuan Bowens, 44, shooting
  11. May 18, 2020 Tayvion Jones, 18, shooting
  12. May 21, 2020 Raheen McKinnon 19, shooting
  13. May 23, 2020, Watson Cogdell, 58, shooting
  14.  May 30, 2020 Tyrone Campbell, 45, shooting
  15. June 2, 2020 Dontae Barnes, shooting
  16. June 21, 2020, Robert Neal, 34, stabbing
  17. July 1, 2020, Covvie Scott, 24, shooting
  18. July 8, 2020, Richard Guarderas, 18, shooting
  19. July 8, 2020, Malcom L. Bowser, 19, shooting 
  20. July 15, 2020, Jason Phillips, 23, shooting
  21. July 17, 2020, Luis Gonzalez, 37, shooting
  22. August 2, 2020 died August 5, 2020, Jolisa Marshall, 28, shooting (of Hamilton)
  23. August 9, 2020, William Irrizarry, 18, shooting
  24. August 9, 2020, Julius Vargas, 18, shooting
  25. August 17, 2020, Rahkeem Ortiz, 29, shooting
  26. August 21, 2020, pronounced dead August 22, Vernetta McCray, 39, drive by shooting
  27. August 25, 2020, Shamira Williams, 32, stabbing
  28. August 29, 2020, Tybree Washington, 24, shooting
  29. October 2, 2020, Hussain Abdullah, 35, shooting
  30. October 5, 2020, Derek Colley, 26, Shooting
  31. October 10, 2020, Ola Williams, 61, Shooting
  32. October 10, 2020, Jaquise Melvin, 26, Shooting
  33. October 16, 2020 from shooting on October 9, Rudy Alvira Jr.
  34. October 20, 2020, Johnny Perez, 8, Shooting
  35. October 20, 2020, Gustavo Perez, 16
  36. November 13, 2020, Sam Livingston III, age 41, stabbing
  37. X Trenton’s record of homicides in 2013
  38. x

Not in NJ but across the river in Falls Township, Pennsylvania May 24, 2020 Davon Frink, 25, shooting at a Holiday Inn Express at a Trenton party held there.


Trenton Murders Per Year Since 1989

NJ State Police Uniform Crime Report available here: https://www.njsp.org/ucr/uniform-crime-reports.shtml

1989 = 22

1990 = 21

1991 = 7

1992 = 16

1993 = 11

1994 = 9

1995 = 16

1996 = 14

1997 = 12

1998 = 15

1999 = 8

2000 = 14

2001 = 13

2002 = 19

2003 = 13

2004 = 18

2005 = 31

2006 = 18

2007 = 25

2008 = 19

2009 = 18

2010 = 15

2011 = 23

2012 = 24

2013 = 37

2014 = 32

2015 = 17

2016 = 21

2017 = 23

2018 = 16

2019 = 15

2020 = 36* current number as of November 13, 2020* (Not available yet from NJSP statistics)

* Prior to 1989 the known highest murder number was 1970 with 27

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