A linebacker on the Rutgers University football team was accused Tuesday of involvement in a plot to murder two members of a friend’s family, authorities said.
Izaia Bullock, 22, a junior at the university from Linden, faces two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder.
From the NJ.com:
Bullock was dismissed from Rutgers’ football team Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the matter told NJ Advance Media.
Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and Rutgers police chief Kenneth Cop announced his arrest and the charges in a news statement Tuesday evening.
They said the charges came after determining that on Monday, “Bullock initiated a plot to murder the family members of an acquaintance.”
The targets, who are not affiliated with Rutgers, were not injured, a prosecutor’s spokeswoman said.