TRENTON MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO STRICT LIABILITY HOMICIDE IN DRUG INDUCED DEATHS OF 2 ATLANTIC COUNTY VICTIMS


MAYS LANDING- A 27 year-old man has pleaded guilty in connection to the drug induced deaths of two men who he distributed heroin/fentanyl to in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

Jonathan Porter

Jonathan Porter pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of first-degree Strict Liability Homicide for the Drug-Induced Deaths of: Tuan Tran, 31, causing his death on Sept. 24, 2017 in Galloway and David Hinckley, 52, causing his death on Oct. 19, 2017, in Somers Point.

Porter will serve 14 years, concurrently for each count of first-degree Strict Liability Homicide, Drug-Induced Death, subject to the No Early Release Act (NERA), which mandates that the defendant must serve 85% of the sentence.

Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 1, 2019.

Porter is currently in custody at the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Assistant Prosecutor Rick McKelvey represents the state in this matter.

 

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