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South Carolina man indicted in Edison Speedway murder

Marcus A. Wright. Photo: Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office

A man from South Carolina was indicted on Nov. 12 for the armed robbery and murder that took place at the Speedway Gas Station in Edison on Dec. 20, 2018.

Macus A. Wright, 23, of Beaufort, South Carolina, was indicted for first degree murder, first degree felony murder, first degree armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, all second-degree crimes, according to a statement provided by Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet.

The indictment was handed up following a presentation to a Middlesex County Grand Jury by Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Scott Lamountain and Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Vanessa Craveiro.

An investigation by the Edison Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that on Dec. 20, 2018, Wright was allegedly involved in the robbery and fatal shooting of 38-year-old victim, John Bertram of the Fords section of Woodbridge.

Police responded to the Speedway at 789 Amboy Ave. at approximately 4:15 a.m. Upon arrival, police found the victim who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to reports.


Wright is facing life without parole on the first-degree murder count. He continues to be held in South Carolina awaiting extradition to New Jersey, according to the statement.


Anyone with information should call Detective Loren Long or Detective Wilfredo Brown of the Edison Police Department at 732-248-7400, or Detective David Abromaitis of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3300.

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