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MAYS LANDING— It was 35 years ago today, on Thursday, January 14, 1984, that the body of 7 year-old Gary Grant Jr. was found at Atlantic City’s 100 block of North California Avenue in an abandoned lot just two blocks from Gary Grant Jr.’s home. The boy had been missing since January 12, 1984 and …

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MAYS LANDING- Last week was a big week for a few ACPO Assistant Prosecutors and we congratulate them all on their achievements!  Assistant Prosecutor Marisa G. McGarvey represents the state in the matter of the March 2017, fatal stabbing of 38-year-old Daimyen S. Mortimore. Faheem Harris, 36, was charged in the killing. Harris pleaded guilty to …

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MAYS LANDING – A 33 year-old Galloway Township man pleaded guilty to the bludgeoning death of his father in April 2015, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2018, James Sopuch, Jr. pleaded guilty before Judge Patricia M. Wild, J.S.C to Aggravated Manslaughter in the killing of his father, 60 year-old James …

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MAYS LANDING- Lashawn Smith pleaded guilty on Friday for the murder of his girlfriend that occurred on Nov. 3, 2017, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Smith, 36, pleaded guilty before Judge Bernard E. DeLury to first degree Murder with sentencing to be at the discretion of the court. As part of the plea, Judge DeLury entered a …

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MAYS LANDING- The daughter and granddaughter of two homicide victims has been indicted by an Atlantic County Grand Jury for their murders, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Heather Barbera, 41, of Ventnor, was indicted on Oct. 17, 2018, of the following charges: 2 counts of first degree Murder, Third degree Possession of a …

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MAYS LANDING- Today, a Ventnor City woman who is charged with the murders of her mother and grandmother was extradited to New Jersey after she fled to New York City following the killings, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Heather Barbera, 41, is charged with two counts of first degree Murder, third degree Possession of a Weapon for …

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MAYS LANDING- A Ventnor City woman charged with the murders of her mother and grandmother will be extradited to New Jersey on August 2, 2018, after she fled to New York City following the killings, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Heather Barbera, 41, is charged with two counts of first degree Murder, third degree Possession of …

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MAYS LANDING – The daughter and granddaughter of two homicide victims has been arrested and charged with their murders, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Heather Barbera, 41, of Ventnor, is charged with two counts of first degree Murder, third degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (nightstick) and first degree Robbery. …

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MAYS LANDING – The autopsies have been completed of two women found dead at a residence in Ventnor City on Sunday morning and the investigation of their homicides continues, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. The cause of death for Elaine Rosen, 87, and her daughter Michelle Gordon, 67, is multiple blunt impact injuries …

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VENTNOR CITY- Two women found dead at a residence in Ventnor City on Sunday morning have been identified as mother and daughter and the investigation of their homicides continues, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Elaine Rosen, 87, and her daughter Michelle Gordon, 67, were found dead at approximately 10:25 a.m., on Sunday, July …

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