3 MEN CONVICTED IN 2015 SHOOTING DEATH OF MAYS LANDING MAN


MAYS LANDING-Today, an Atlantic County jury convicted three men in the 2015 shooting death of Devonte Molley, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

Charles Wynn
Maurice Burgess

The defendants convicted include the following individuals:

  • Maurice Burgess, 28, of Galloway Township:  Felony murder, robbery, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, certain persons not to possess a handgun
  • Sterling Spence, 25, of Pleasantville:    Felony murder, robbery, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, certain persons not to possess a handgun

    Sterling Spence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Wynn, 28, of Egg Harbor Township:     Reckless manslaughter, theft from the person

Burgess and Spence face life in prison.  Wynn faces up to fifteen years.

Devonte Molley, 23, of Mays Landing was shot and killed in Atlantic City on December 21, 2015.

In response to a 9-1-1 call, Atlantic City Police and emergency medical personnel responded on Monday, December 21, 2015 at 10:45 p.m. to the Baymont Inn & Suites Atlantic City Madison Hotel on the 100 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, for a report of a man found injured. Upon arrival, police found Devonte Molley, 23, of Grant Avenue, Mays Landing, bleeding from an injury to his abdomen.

Emergency medical responders transported Molley to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center—City Division Trauma Unit, where he was later pronounced dead.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene.

An autopsy performed by the New Jersey State Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the abdomen, and the manner of death: homicide.

Atlantic County Assistant Prosecutor Rick McKelvey represents the state in the matter.

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Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

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