MAYS LANDING- Two brothers–already serving federal life sentences– were convicted Wednesday evening of the murder of an Atlantic City man in February 2013, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Wednesday evening, a jury convicted Atlantic City brothers Mykal and Malik Derry of Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder for the 2013 shooting death of 25 year old Tyquinn James. The fatal shooting happened on the corner of Adriatic and S. Carolina Avenues in Atlantic City at approximately 7:30 p.m., on February 10, 2013. According to the autopsy report, James was shot three times, once in the back and twice in the head.
“The greater Atlantic City region is far safer knowing that the Derry brothers will be incarcerated for life, whether in State or Federal prison. I want to thank all of the law enforcement agencies responsible for assisting in bringing them to justice,“ Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.
The Derry brothers are facing 30 years to life in New Jersey State Prison and are currently in custody at the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
The state is represented by Chief Assistant Prosecutor Erik Bergman and Assistant Prosecutor Marisa McGarvey. The investigation was a joint effort between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department.
Sentencing is scheduled for September 25, 2018.
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.