September 14, 2023
Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone announced that a South Carolina man was found guilty by a Jury on September 12, 2023, for the killing of a man in the Township of Edison on December 20, 2018.
Marcus A. Wright, 27, was convicted of the murder of John Bertram, which occurred on December 20, 2018.
Mr. Bertram was shot to death while working as an employee of the Speedway Gas Station on Amboy Avenue, in Edison. On January 3, 2019, Wright was located in Beaufort, South Carolina and placed under arrest for the murder of Mr. Bertram. On September 12, 2023, Wright was found guilty of Murder in the 1st degree, Felony Murder in the 1st degree, Armed Robbery in the 1st degree, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery in the 2nd degree, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree, and Possession of a Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose in the 2nd degree.
During the week-long trial that began on September 5, 2023, Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutors Lynne Seborowski and Caitlin Lavery presented evidence and testimony showing that Marcus Wright shot John Bertram during the course of committing an Armed Robbery at the Speedway Gas Station.
The investigation was led by Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Lieutenant David Abromaitis and Lieutenant Loren Long of the Edison Police Department.
Sentencing is currently scheduled in New Brunswick, on November 1, 2023, before Superior Court Judge Andrea Carter. Wright will be facing a term of life in prison without parole.