South Jersey high school senior charged with murder

A Willingboro High School senior was arrested at the school today and charged with murder in the slaying of a Williamstown man in a Burlington County park.

Abdullah H. Sheriff, 19, was also charged with firearms counts in the killing of Abenego Wesseh, 21, late Tuesday night Willingboro’s Fairmount Park, said a spokesman for the Burlington County Prosecutor’s office.

Wesseh died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to county medical examiner Dr. Ian Hood. His body was found in a wooded section of the park Wednesday about 1:45 p.m. along a paved path. Police have recovered a gun believed to be the murder weapon, said spokesman Joel Bewely.  

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