- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - Another northern New Jersey man faces felony murder charges stemming from the shooting of a New York City man killed during a botched robbery last year.

Authorities say 36-year-old Travis Picou, of Paterson, turned himself in Friday to Union County officials. His bail was set at $2 million, and it wasn’t known Tuesday if he’s retained an attorney.

Picou and two other men are charged in the slaying of Mamuka Chamiashvili. The 41-year-old Brooklyn man was responding to an online ad when he came to the Elizabeth area in September 2014 to test drive a Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle.

When the test drive ended, he allegedly was approached by 28-year-old Ali Garner and 30-year-old Keon Lewis, both of Elizabeth. Chamiashvili was killed a short time later.


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