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Rutgers football player charged in connection with murder plot

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Izaia Bullock, a School of Arts and Sciences junior and former athlete on the Rutgers football team, was originally arrested and charged on Tuesday for the attempted murder of an acquaintance’s family.

A Rutgers student and member of the football team has been charged in connection with a murder plot. 

Izaia Bullock, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, was arrested yesterday on two counts of attempted murder in the first degree and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree, according to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. 

Bullock was charged following an investigation from the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office that determined he initiated a plot to murder the family members of an acquaintance earlier this week, according to myCentralJersey

The intended victims are not affiliated with the University. Bullock will be held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center while he awaits an initial court appearance in New Brunswick.

Bullock was dismissed from the team yesterday, according to the article. 

"Izaia Bullock has been dismissed from the team. The University is initiating disciplinary proceedings. All further questions should be directed to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office," a Rutgers spokesperson said in an email statement to myCentralJersey.

Bullock is a Linden native who redshirted for the team his sophomore year, according to his page on the Rutgers football 2017 roster. His page on the 2018 roster no longer exists. 

Christian Zapata

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