January 11, 2019
Ronderrick Manuel, the shooter.
Had these people targeted Amber because she was obese and childless, that would be understandable.
But armed robberies are never good.
A November 2016 armed robbery that ended with Lyft rideshare passenger Amber Dudley’s violent death has netted five guilty pleas and lopsided punishments.
The justice system went easy on co-defendant Dominique Richter, 33, of Hamilton, who received a non-custodial term of probation in the homicide case. She pleaded guilty to third-degree conspiracy to commit theft and is serving five years on probation, authorities said.
An April 2017 indictment originally charged all five co-defendants with murder but each of them confessed their guilt in exchange for leniency.
Left to right: Dominique Richter, Andrew Alston, Kasey DeZolt and Douglas Mathis.
The lone triggerman in the case, Ronderrick Manuel, 45, admits he shot and killed 27-year-old Dudley during the brazen robbery in Trenton’s North Ward. He pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated manslaughter in a deal that calls for 30 years of state imprisonment, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.
Dudley, a Collingswood resident, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest as a rideshare passenger caught in the middle of a grisly robbery-turned-homicide on Nov. 30, 2016. One of the masterminds behind the plot was Kasey DeZolt, 34, of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, who is currently incarcerated at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women.