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New Jersey Man Accused of Killing Woman He Met Through OfferUp App

The suspect is scheduled to appear in a Mount Holly courthouse, according to a statement by the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office.

A New Jersey man is accused of murdering a woman who he met through the OfferUp app.

Marvin Coleman Jr., 20, was arrested for the killing Tuesday after a traffic stop near his Willingboro home.

He is being charged with first-degree murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon, the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office said.

Coleman allegedly contacted 21-year-old Maribely Lopez through the app OfferUp in March to buy a used cell phone from her.

Lopez met Coleman in front of a vacant house, not far from his own home, to give him the phone, police said. As he approached the car, he allegedly shot Lopez through her partially-open driver's window and left the scene.

A nearby resident discovered Lopez's body on March 7, the morning after she was killed. According to police, the cell phone was still in her car.

Officials are still investigating a motive for her killing.

CROPPED 4-30-19Marvin Coleman
Burlington County Prosecutor's Office
Mugshot of Marvin Coleman, Jr. See full-sized image here.
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