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MAYS LANDING- The daughter and granddaughter of two homicide victims has pleaded guilty for their murders, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Heather Barbera, 43, of Ventnor, pleaded guilty to the following charges: Amended count of first degree Aggravated Manslaughter in the death of her mother Michelle Gordon, 67 1st degree Murder of her …

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City man was sentenced in the December 2016, shooting death of an Atlantic City woman, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On Thursday morning, Judge Donna Taylor sentenced Joseph McCoy, 45, for the murder of Jacqueline Hoyle to a 50 year sentence in New Jersey State Prison pursuant to …

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 …

MAYS LANDING-As we observe October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, ACPO’s Victim Witness Coordinator Raymond Royster has a message: “Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, but we can all help put an end to it by learning, acting, and caring.” “Domestic Violence is an unfortunate issue that plagues all communities. Atlantic County …