NJ Man Accused of Killing 5 People in 2 Months

Published April 14, 2010

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of killing a Jersey City, N.J., couple on the day of their engagement party has been charged with 3 other killings in the city.

Shiquan Bellamy and two women had been charged in the Easter killings of the engaged couple, 27-year-old Michael Muchiaki and 25-year-old Nia Haqq.

On Monday, the 19-year-old Bellamy was charged in the Feb. 2 felony murders of cousins Mileak Richardson and Lester "Bleek" Thompson. He also was charged with killing Lamonte Wright on March 27.

Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio says it's "beyond humanity that one young man can be charged with causing this much destruction of human life."

Bellamy's bail is set at $6 million. It's not known if he has a lawyer. He is due in court Tuesday on the three new murder charges.

Written by <P>KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press Writer</P>

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