Guilty verdict in murder of former New Jersey high school wrestler

Nearly one year after a former New Jersey high school mat star was gunned down outside his family's home, a jury has found a suspected heroin dealer guilty of the crime Thursday.

As InterMat reported late last August, Davontae Randall, a 2015 Paulsboro High School graduate who was a state championships placer as a senior, was found shot outside his mother's home in Paulsboro.

Anthony Kille was convicted of aggravated manslaughter and two separate gun charges in Randall's death.

Kille shot and killed the 21-year-old Randall in front of family and friends at a cookout to celebrate the family dog's first birthday at his mother's home on Aug. 25, 2018. Kille showed up at the party and fought with Randall before shooting him.

The crime appears to have been the culmination of an earlier road-rage incident. Just a few days before the shooting, Kille and Randall had a verbal altercation when they nearly crashed into each other in a nearby community, according to

With the guilty verdict, Kille can be sentenced to up to 40 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled to take place Sept. 20.

As a wrestler for the Paulsboro Red Raiders, Randall compiled a 110-52 career record… capped off by a sixth-place finish in the heavyweight bracket at the state championships as a senior. For those accomplishments, named Randall the Colonial Conference Wrestler of the Year for 2015.


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