Two Brothers Indicted In Andrews Murder

Cromedy brothers still held in Somerset County Jail

The two brothers charged with murdering a New Brunswick man in a Somerset hair salon have been indicted by a Somerset County Grand Jury.

Antwan Cromedy

Antwan Cromedy

Zaire Cromedy

Zaire Cromedy

Zaire Cromedy, 21, of New Brunswick and Antwan Cromedy, 29, of Bound Brook, were indicted April 24 on charges of 1st Degree Murder, 2nd Degree Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose and 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, according to a release from the Somerrset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Antwan Cromedy is also charged with 3rd Degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (a knife) and 4th Degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

The pair were arrested on Dec. 31, 2013 for the murder of 28-year-old Eric Andrews, Jr., an up-and-coming Rap artist.

Police charge that Zaire Cromedy shot Andrews inside the Nu Trendz Hair Salon on Somerset Street on Dec. 29, 2013 after Andrews and Antwan Cromedy had a fight. Antwan Cromedy pulled a knife on Andrews before handing a gun to his brother and telling him to shoot Andrews, police charge.

Police were alerted to the shooting by a 9-1-1 call. When township officers arrived shortly before 6 p.m., they found Andrews lying inside the salon. He was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where he later died.

Hundreds attended Andrews’ funeral, held at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, and officiated by Board of Education president Julia Presley.

The Cromedy brothers remain in Somerset County Jail, Somerville, where they have been held since their arrest, on $500,000 bail.


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