MAYS LANDING- An Ocean City woman pleaded guilty on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in connect to the drug induced death of a 33 year-old man on June 2, 2017, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Alissa Cunningham, 31, pleaded guilty to the following charges:
First degree Strict Liability Drug-Induced Death of William Ang on June 2, 2017
Possession with Intent to Distribute
Cunningham is the third person to plead guilty in connection to the George Stokes case and the second of four people who are charged with distributing the drugs that killed William Ang.
George Stokes, 41, who was indicted on 29 charges, including, 3 counts of first degree Drug Induced Death Strict Liability Homicide for the deaths of Hector Santos, 29, William S. Ang, 33, and Caroline Boothby, 22. Stokes was also indicted on first degree Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network, as well as, multiple weapons and drugs charges.
On February 1, 2018, an Atlantic County Grand Jury handed up an indictment of 10 individuals—including Cunningham. Six of the defendants are connected to 3 strict liability homicides for the deaths of Hector Santos, William S. Ang, and Caroline Boothby
Cunningham will be sentenced on Feb. 1, 2019, four years in New Jersey State Prison and must serve two year before she is considered for parole. She is currently incarcerated in New Jersey state prison for another offense.
Assistant Prosecutor Rick McKelvey represents the state.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Atlantic City Police Department. Assistant Prosecutor Rick McKelvey 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.