Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Trial Starts for 3 in Killing of Paterson Girl

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Trial Starts for 3 in Killing of Paterson Girl

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Jury selection began Monday in the trial of three Paterson men who are charged in connection with the killing of Genesis Rincon, the 12-year-old girl who was gunned down two years ago as she rode her scooter, prompting outrage throughout the city.

The July 5, 2014, shooting that led to the arrest of Jhymiere Moore, Jeffrey Ellerbee and Marshae Anthony underscored the city's gun problem and was met by calls from officials, neighborhood groups and others to end the violence.

Authorities said Genesis was shot in the head and killed while she was taking turns with two other children riding a scooter on Rosa Parks Boulevard. The girls were on their way to a holiday party, authorities said.

Genesis was not the target of the shooting but rather an unintended victim in a bloody feud that had erupted between two rival groups from different parts of the city, authorities said. …

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