ATLANTIC CITY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO 1st DEGREE AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER


MAYS LANDING – A 65 year-old Atlantic City man pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree Aggravated Manslaughter, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

Thomas Green

Thomas Green pleaded guilty in connection to the homicide of Ricky Ward, 52, also of Atlantic City. Green admitted that he caused Ward’s death by hitting Ward in the head with a rock and to putting his body in a trashcan on December 30, 2016 in Atlantic City.  Green is scheduled for sentencing on October 5, 2018, before Judge Podolnick.

The plea calls for a sentence of 20 years, must serve 85% in New Jersey State Prison with parole ineligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act.

This was a cooperative investigation between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department. Assistant Prosecutor Allison Eiselen 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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