Rutgers player charged in double murder plot
Rutgers linebacker Izaia Bullock was implicated Tuesday in a plot to murder two members of a friend’s family.
Bullock, 22, has been charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder.
Needless to say, he has been dismissed from the team. He also faces university discipline for the arrest.
Rutgers police chief Kenneth Cop and Middlesex County (N.J.) prosecutor Andrew Carey jointly announced Bullock’s arrest Tuesday after determining Monday that “Bullock initiated a plot to murder the family members of an acquaintance,” according to NJ.com.
Motive for the crime was not immediately known; the investigation is still ongoing.
The targets in the attempted murder plot were not injured, according to the prosecutor’s office.
Bullock, a native of Linden, N.J., appeared in one game this season for the Scarlet Knights. He is currently being held at Middlesex County Adult Correction Center and will appear before New Jersey’s Superior Court in New Brunswick.