Zedrick T. Johnson also indicted for robbing a convenient store a day later
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi announced today that a Willingboro man has been indicted for killing an attendant during a robbery at the Lukoil gas station on Route 130 north in Willingboro on February 11, 2013 and for robbing a convenience store a day later.
Zedrick T. Johnson, age 35, with a last known address of 2 Bentley Lane in Willingboro, N.J., was indicted by a Burlington County Grand Jury in connection with the Lukoil incident on one count of Murder (First Degree) one count of Felony Murder (First Degree) and one count of Robbery (First Degree).
The indictment was returned October 29. Johnson remains jailed on $1 million bail. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court in Burlington County.
Johnson was arrested February 22 in a house in the 100 block of North 23rd Street in Camden by the U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, which includes officers from the New Jersey State Parole Board and the New Jersey State Police.
He had been on the lam since killing attendant Bal Krishna Karki during the robbery of the Lukoil gas station, located at Route 130 north and Charleston Road. Johnson went inside the store at the station and beat Mr. Karki to death before leaving with money from the cash register.
Johnson was also indicted for Robbery (First Degree) for holding up a Willingboro, N.J. convenience store on Vansciver Parkway on February 12, 2013. Johnson entered the Sunny Food Mart, put his hand in his pocket as if he had a firearm, pointed it at the cashier and demanded money. He then fled in the victim’s car.
That indictment was returned October 24, 2013.
Agencies with personnel assisting in the investigation include the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, the U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Delran Police Department, the Willingboro Police Department and the New Jersey State Police.
An indictment is merely an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.