MAYS LANDING-An Egg Harbor Township man was sentenced Tuesday on first degree Murder charges by Judge Donna Taylor in the fatal February 2018, shooting of an Atlantic City man, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Troy Demby, 38, was sentenced to 45 years in New Jersey state prison with 85% parole ineligibility.
This sentence is to run concurrent to 15 years with a 5 year parole ineligibility (first degree Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substance).
“I want to thank the Major Crimes Unit and the Pleasantville Police Department for their outstanding work in solving this case and bringing this defendant to justice. I have always stressed my belief that a homicide is the most heinous crime against society and when it occurs, defendants should receive as much time as possible. This defendant will have 45 years to think about the pain he caused the victim’s family and all of those affected by this senseless killing,” said Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner.
Demby 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
Terrigino was found deceased on February 2, 2018, by Pleasantville Police responding to a 911 call at 7:45 a.m. Patrol officers 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.
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 http://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.