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MAYS LANDING—The murder trial of Brian Wakefield for the 2001 killings of Shirley and Richard Hazard of Pleasantville was the final trial in New Jersey where a defendant was sentenced to death. In 2003, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill successfully prosecuted this trial and also forged a longtime friendship with the family members of …

MAYS LANDING- A 40 year-old Margate man has been sentenced to New Jersey state prison on child pornography charges, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. Robert Ferry was sentenced by Judge Donna Taylor on Monday Jan. 24, 2022, to 15 years in New Jersey state prison. Ferry has received a mandatory 10-year period of …

MAYS LANDING— On April 20, 2021, the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division unanimously affirmed the conviction and all evidentiary rulings made by Judge Bernard E. DeLury in the 2018 murder trial of Ferdinand ‘Freddy’ Augello, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. The unanimous decision by Judges Gilson, Moynihan, and Gummer unanimously affirmed the …

“Eleven months ago, the world watched Derek Chauvin murder George Floyd. What followed was a summer of discourse where the voices of the voiceless were finally heard. Today, a jury rendered its verdict which confirmed what our eyes saw. While New Jersey has long led the way in police training and criminal justice reform, we …

MAYS LANDING- The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that a Somers Point man whose request was denied for a new attorney was not stripped of a constitutional right. Luis Maisonet who was convicted of murder in December 2017, filed a direct appeal on April 10, 2018, and argued among other issues, that his constitutional …

MAYS LANDING- A 70 year-old Egg harbor City man has been sentenced before Honorable Bernard Delury, Jr. P.J. Cr., on charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a 12 year-old girl, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Jose A. Rodriguez was sentenced on March 4, 2021,  on two counts of  second degree …

MAYS LANDING- A 70 year-old Egg harbor City man has been convicted of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a 12 year-old girl, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On Nov. 16, 2020, before Honorable Bernard Delury, Jr. P.J. Cr., an Atlantic County jury found Jose A. Rodriguez guilty of two counts of …

MAYS LANDING – A Pleasantville woman was convicted of theft charges this afternoon during the first jury trial to begin in New Jersey since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. A jury returned a guilty verdict against Tianna D. Williams, 23, on counts of Uttering Falsely Made Documents and …

MAYS LANDING- An Egg Harbor Township man has been convicted by an Atlantic County jury in the fatal February 2018, shooting of an Atlantic City man, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Troy Demby, 37, was convicted by an Atlantic County Jury on March 19, 2020, on the following counts in the shooting death …

MAYS LANDING – Terri Bailey, of Atlantic City was sentenced  weapons charges on Friday before Judge Donna Taylor to 25 years in New Jersey state prison, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Judge Taylor found that a discretionary extended term was warranted under the law and imposed a sentence of 25 years with a 12 …