Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Lower Bail Denied in Killing

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Lower Bail Denied in Killing

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Passaic County's top judge denied a request Thursday to reduce the $1.5 million bail currently set for Nashali Gadson, who, along with her boyfriend, is being held in the killing of an off-duty Newark detective outside a Paterson strip club last year.

An attorney representing Gadson had asked Superior Court Assignment Judge Donald J. Volkert Jr. that the bail be reduced to somewhere in the $750,000 range, in keeping with state guidelines.

Gadson, 19, of Newark, is charged as an accomplice in the killing. She remained in the Passaic County Jail on Thursday on $1.5 million bail as originally set by Volkert at Gadson's arraignment Nov. 17.

Gadson and Jerome Wright, 24, of Newark are charged in the slaying of Michael Morgan Jr. Wright, the alleged shooter, is being held on $2.5 million bail.

The two were arrested Nov. 9 at a Holiday Inn near Philadelphia following an intensive manhunt that combined the efforts of police from Paterson, Newark, Passaic and Essex counties and the New Jersey State Police. …

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