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Burlington Man acquitted in 2009 attempted
January, 18, 2012 - The Trentonian - By Lisa Coryell
TRENTON – Jurors yesterday acquitted a Burlington County man charged with
attempted murder in the Jan. 2009 stabbing of his daughters boyfriend. Ray
Marks, Sr., 54, of Mount Laurel was also found not guilty of aggravated
assault and weapons offenses in the stabbing of 60 year old Wilbert
Harrington during an argument on West State Street in Trenton. It took
jurors just under two days of dilberations to acquit Marks after a four-day
trial. During the trial Marks’ daughter – who married Harrington after the
stabbing – testified as a witness for the State. Prosecutor’s said Marks
stabbed Harrington after Harrington shoved Marks’ daughter during an
altercation that occurred while Marks was moving from his apartment. Defense
attorney Raymond Staub of Destribats Campbell, argued that after Harrington
shoved the woman, he attacked Marks. Staub said Marks stabbed Harrington in
self defense, using a knife he was carrying for moving purposes. “I think
the jury made the right call,” Staub said. “My client will now try to heal
his family. At least he can put this part behind him.” Staub said he will
petition to reinstate Marks’ nursing license, which was suspended after he
was charged. Marks stood trial with his son, Ray Marks, Jr., who was charged
with aggravated assault for allegedly hitting Harrington during the
incident. After the state rested its case, defense attorney Jeff Broderick
won a motion to have the indictment against the younger Marks dismissed.
2009 LAWYER OF THE YEAR: RAYMOND STAUB
(The Trentonian Awards 2009)
Raymond C. Staub was born and raised in the Villa Park section of Trenton.
He was educated in the catholic schools of Trenton (Sacred Heart) and
Hamilton (McCorristin High School). After high school Staub attended Seton
Hall University, where he obtained a bachelor of arts degree. In 1990 he
went to law school at the Catholic University of America in Washington,
D.C., obtaining his Juris Doctorate in 1993. After law school Staub was a
law clerk in Mercer County Superior Court for the then presiding criminal
Judge, The Honorable Thomas DeMartin. Staub was a prosecutor for the City of
Trenton for seven years (1994-2000) and a partner at the City based law firm
of Staub and Sumners.
He is currently a partner with the Hamilton based law firm of Destribats
Campbell Magee Staub & Burns, LLC, where he handles indictable criminal
matters (state and federal), municipal court matters (DWI, disorderly
persons offenses and traffic violations), administrative law hearings,
employment/discrimination matters, general civil litigation and
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Acquitted of Attempted Murder
by Linda Stein/The Times - Thursday October 23, 2008
A 52-year-old Trenton man hugged his defense lawyer and wiped tears from his
eyes after a jury acquitted him of attempted murder and other charges on
John Paul Jones, of Bellevue Avenue, had been charged after a fight with
another man after a cabaret at a Ewing firehouse on April 2, 2006. Both men
had been drinking before the altercation. The victim, Robert Wynn, 40, of
Ewing admitted that he swore at Jones and threw the first punch. Wynn, who
was stabbed in the heart, stomach and neck, almost died, according to
testimony from an emergency room doctor.
"Thank God it's over," Jones said, after the verdict. The five-man,
seven-woman jury deliberated for about three hours over two days before
reaching its verdict. Superior Court Judge Thomas Kelly told Jones that he
was free to go. His lawyer, Raymond C.
Staub, who argued that his client had acted in self-defense, said, "I'm
very happy for Mr. Jones. I think the jury system works and this proves it.
I think they had a tough case to decide and ultimately, this was the right
decision. I'm thrilled for Mr. Jones and his family."
Assistant Prosecutor Jeffrey Rubin said he accepts the jury's decision.
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