MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic City man pleaded guilty yesterday for the January 2016 killing of Steven Loughney inside his Atlantic City home, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Kevin Quince, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday before Judge Bernard DeLury to first degree Felony Murder and second degree Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. The plea agreement includes a 12 year sentence in a New Jersey state prison, subject to the No Early Release act.
In response to a 9-1-1 call, Atlantic City Police responded on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 9:47 p.m. to a residence on the 200 block of South Metropolitan Avenue, Atlantic City, where the resident, Steven Loughney, 28, had been discovered dead inside his home, the victim of a shooting. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit also responded to the scene.
An autopsy performed the next day by Dr. Marianne Hamel of the Southern Regional Medical Examiner Office determined that the cause of death was a shotgun wound of the right groin, and the manner of death: homicide.
A nine-month-long investigation by detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department resulted in the arrest on October 5, 2016 of Quince, 27, of the 900 block of Baltic Avenue, Atlantic City.
Quince remains in custody and sentencing is scheduled for July 27, 2018.
Assistant Prosecutor Aaron Witherspoon represents the State.
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.