A.C. WOMAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER


Khaleeia Bass, 37, of Atlantic City

MAYS LANDING- A 37 year-old Atlantic City woman was sentenced today on a charge of Aggravated Manslaughter in connection to the fatal stabbing of Kenneth Fenwick Jr. on Nov. 1, 2018, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.

Khaleeia Bass, 37, of Atlantic City, was sentenced to 15 years in New Jersey state prison on Feb. 28, 2022, with an 85% period of parole ineligibility. On Jan. 6, 2022, Bass pleaded guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter for a sentence not to exceed 15 years with an 85% period of parole ineligibility.

On Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, Absecon Police received a 911 call at approximately 8:25 p.m., in reference to a man who had been stabbed inside a residence at 513 Clayton Avenue in Absecon. The man was identified as Fenwick and he was transported to AtlantiCare Medical Center City Campus where he died from his injuries. Bass and Fenwick are believed to have been in a domestic relationship.

Assistant Prosecutor Erika Halayko represents the state in this matter. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the ACPO Major Crimes Unit, Absecon, Egg Harbor Township and Pleasantville Police Departments.

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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 https://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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