Accused New Jersey killer, 20, flashes a big smile for the cameras in court despite facing prospect of the rest of his life behind bars for a brazen daylight execution
Dashawn Mixson, 20, and Vernell Mohammed, 19, have been indicted for the murder of a New Jersey 19-year-old, Dajour Riley
Riley was gunned down in Jersey City on March 28 and died from his wounds
Mixson smiled and laughed during his arraignment in court on Monday
He faces 30 years to life in prison if found guilty
Dashawn Mixson, was seen smiling in a New Jersey court on Monday,
The accused killer was seen smiling in a New Jersey court on Monday, despite being accused of a murder which could land him behind bars for the rest of his life
Mixson, 20, seemed to be in high spirits when he flashed a bright smile for cameras and laughed during his arraignment in a New Jersey courtroom on Monday. He is currently facing 30 years to life in prison after being accused of gunning down 19-year-old Dajour Riley in broad daylight on March 28.
Dashawn Mixson and one other will be tried for the brazen shooting death of 19-year-old Dajour Riley on March 28. Riley was gunned down in broad daylight. He faces 30 years to life in prison, if convicted.
Victim: Dajour Riley was gunned down in day light sitting in a car with his girlfriend
Riley had been in a car with his girlfriend when he was shot in Jersey City. The teen later died after being taken to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.
Officials claim Mixson was responsible for Riley’s death, which occurred on Union Street near Garfield Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey.
The next day, 27-year-old Terrel Smith was gunned down near a city school in what officials said was related to Riley’s death.
Mixson was arrested along with 19-year-old Vernell Mohammed for Riley’s death, and both are charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and weapons offenses related to a gun, NJ.com reported.
Mixson pleaded not guilty to the charges when he appeared in court for his three minute arraignment on Monday afternoon.
The news outlet reported Mixson laughed when a man came to his hearing and was asked to leave, throwing up a hand sign and yelling something as he left.
Dashawn Mixson [left], and Vernell Mohammed [right] were charged with Riley’s death, in addition to conspiracy to commit murder and weapons offenses related to a gun
20-year-old Mixson and Vernell Mohammed 19, have been charged with Riley’s death They also face charges of conspiracy to commit murder and weapons offenses related to a gun.
In their initial search for Mixson, police described him as being armed and dangerous, but Mixson turned himself in to authorities without incident on March 30, two days after the shooting.
He is being held pending trial and is expected back in court on August 31,.
In keeping with an apparent family trend, two of Mixson’s cousins, Daquan and Sammy Mixson, have pled guilty for two separate [unrelated] killings this year in New Jersey.
His co-defendant Vernell Mohammed has already been indicted in the case. Rana told Young she will seek to have the two tried separately if the case goes to trial.