The carjacking was the second fatal attack at the Taj Mahal garage in 16 months. It has brought the issue of casino patron safety into the spotlight.
All three suspects were apprehended within five days.
This marks Atlantic City’s 12th homicide for the year, which was the total number of homicides in the city for 2009 and 2010 combined.
In May, 2010, Martin Caballero, 47, was also carjacked from the Taj Mahal parking garage. He dropped his family at the front door of the Taj Mahal and left to park his car in the garage.
A man and woman were accused of carjacking and killing Caballero, whose vehicle was abandoned, set on fire, and found a day later, in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township, Camden County. Authorities found Caballero’s body eight days later on a Hamilton Township farm.