Two brothers charged with the murder of Mark Eckert in Glen Spey earlier this month are expected to be extradited to Sullivan County sometime next week, according to an official at the Morris County, NJ jail.
Nicholas Carter, 26, and Jack Carter, 21, were arrested in New Jersey by New York State Police (Troop F) on January 19 with the assistance of the New Jersey State Police, Rockaway Township Police and the Sullivan County District Attorney's Office. Eckert, 74, had been reported missing to the State Police a few days before that.
As previously reported by The SullivanTimes, the brothers knew the victim since their father, the late John Carter, was a close friend of Eckert from their days working together at the Hunts Point Market in the Bronx. Eckert also had owned Joanne's Farm Market in North Bellmore, LI, the same town where the brothers grew up.
Eckert and Nicholas Carter also co-owned the mobile home in Glen Spey where the victim's body was found.
Neither the New York State Police or District Attorney Meagan Galligan have disclosed at this time how Eckert died or if weapons of any kind were involved.