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 of 30 year-old Raphael G. Terrigino:
- First degree Murder
- First degree Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS, Cocaine
- Third degree Possession of CDS, Cocaine
“This is yet another tragic example of the negative impact that drugs have on our families and in our community. There are no winners with illegal drug trade. The defendant in this matter will no longer have an opportunity to peddle poison in Atlantic County, and will certainly spend the next three decades haunted by taking the life of Mr. Terrigino,” said Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner.
Terrigino was found deceased on February 2, 2018, by Pleasantville Police responding to a 911 call at 7:45 a.m. Patrol arrived at 12 Stenton Avenue in Pleasantville and located Terrigino inside his vehicle, deceased. An autopsy determined cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.
The same indictment also charged Demby with First degree Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute, after investigators discovered and seized approximately 8 ounces of cocaine in a home where the defendant was located on February 7, 2018.
Demby remains lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility until sentencing, which scheduled for May 1, 2020.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, Egg Harbor Township Police, and the Pleasantville Police Department. Assistant Prosecutor Dave Ruffenach represents the state.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.