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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- 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- Miguel Vargas, 48, was convicted yesterday of 3 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of Obstructing the Administration of Law following a 2 week-long trial, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on related Sexual Assault counts. Vargas was arrested …

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MAYS LANDING- Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner and the ACPO staff would like to welcome Assistant Prosecutor Laura C. Heisman to the Office! Assistant Prosecutor Heisman was sworn in on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, by Presiding Judge Bernard DeLury. Assistant Prosecutor Heisman served from 2006-2017 as an Assistant Prosecutor at the Camden County Prosecutor’s …

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MAYS LANDING—An Atlantic County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against a Hammonton man for theft, fraudulent tax filings and money laundering, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Pat L. Christopher, age 67, was indicted by the Grand jury on August 28, 2019 for four counts of first degree Money Laundering and two counts …

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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 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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MAYS LANDING— Two men were sentenced to New Jersey state prison on Friday, August 2, 2019, co-defendants Ameer Stephens and Diaab Siddiq (aka “Marshall Davis) were sentenced on charges in connection with a county-wide drug distribution network, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Judge Patricia Wild sentenced Ameer Stephens, 38, Mays Landing, to 24 …

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MAYS LANDING – On Friday, July 12, 2019, a 24 year-old Bridgeton man was arrested and charged in the 2018 death of 25 year-old Daryl Bowen, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Irving Muse, 24, of Bridgeton, was arrested by Township of Hamilton Police for the 2018 vehicular homicide of Bowen. On December 20, …

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“The decedent in last night’s homicide was a suspect in the shooting that occurred on the night of June 27, 2019 in Atlantic City, where two bystanders received non-life threatening wounds. Also, he had been previously wounded by gunfire. The stark reality is that in most of our recent homicide cases, local law enforcement is …

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