Ex-Rutgers football player accused in murder plot back in court


The former Rutgers University football player accused of plotting to kill two family members of an acquaintance is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday to learn whether he will remain behind bars for the duration of his case.

Izaia Bullock, who walked on to the Rutgers football team as a linebacker in 2017, is charged with attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder. 

Former Rutgers football player Izaia Bullock appears in Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick on Nov. 2, 2018. (Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Bullock, 22, was arrested on Oct. 29 after authorities said he confirmed to Rutgers police his plan to commit the double murder and a search of his vehicle turned up a mask, gloves and crushed Tylenol.

Police learned of Bullock’s plan, authorities said, after another person came forward to police with a recording of Bullock discussing the plot. Bullock confided in that person and also attempted to recruit him as the getaway driver and the lookout, according to authorities.

On Nov. 1, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office announced it had filed an additional charge of cyber harassment against Bullock. Authorities said he threatened to send nude photos to a woman’s employer.

Because the additional charge was filed a day before Bullock’s initial detention hearing, his attorney, Steven Altman, requested additional time to review all the discovery in the case.

That request was granted by Superior Court Judge Michael Toto.

Alex Napoliello may be reached at anapoliello@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @alexnapoNJ. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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