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MAYS LANDING- The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating the fatal shooting of an Atlantic City man that occurred on Thursday night, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. At approximately 11:30 p.m., on Thursday, October 17, 2019, 36 year-old Bernard Murphy was shot and killed in the area of Florida and Pacific Avenues in …

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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 …

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MAYS LANDING- The ACPO’s James Scoppa has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant and was sworn in on Friday, September 27, 2019. Lt. Scoppa is an 18-year veteran law enforcement officer of the ACPO, where he began his career as a County Investigator. “Lt. Scoppa is a dogged investigator who will be charged with …

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MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against a Pleasantville man who is charged in the fatal shooting of a teenager on July 25, 2019, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Nahquil Lovest, 18, is indicted on the following charges: Aggravated Manslaughter, second degree unlawful Possession of a Weapon, second …

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MAYS LANDING- A 28 year-old Atlantic City man is facing multiple charges in connection to the October 2018 fatal overdose of a 25 year-old Egg Harbor Township woman, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Kevin Green, 28, has been charged with the following: First-degree strict liability for drug-induced death, 2C:35-9a Third-degree distribution of a …

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MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic City man, sentenced this morning in connection to the fatal shooting of another city man on March 12, 2018, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Howard Cassell, 30, was sentenced this morning before Presiding Judge Bernard DeLury to 5 years in New Jersey state prison for second degree Manslaughter subject …

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MAYS LANDING- A 38 year-old Philadelphia man who is charged with murder in the death of his younger brother that occurred in May at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City has been extradited and will appear on Wednesday for a detention hearing, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.  John A. Villante was extradited …

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MAYS LANDING- A 16 year-old Atlantic City male was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, and charged with murder and weapons offenses in connection to the fatal shooting of a 16 year-old male on June 15, 2019, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. “This arrest is the product of the hard work and continuing investigation …

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