WEEK OF ACHIEVEMENTS FOR ACPO ASSISTANT PROSECUTORS


MAYS LANDING- Last week was a big week for a few ACPO Assistant Prosecutors and we congratulate them all on their achievements! 

Assistant Prosecutor Marisa G. McGarvey represents the state in the matter of the March 2017, fatal stabbing of 38-year-old Daimyen S. Mortimore. Faheem Harris, 36, was charged in the killing. Harris pleaded guilty to first degree Aggravated Manslaughter on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, before Judge Jeffrey Waldman. Harris will serve 12 years in New Jersey state prison and must serve 85% of the sentence in accordance with the No Early Release Act (NERA). Harris is to have no contact with the victim’s family and will be responsible for any required restitution.

Assistant Prosecutor Erika Halayko represents the state in the prosecution of James Sopuch Jr., who was charged in the April 2015 killing of his father James Sopuch Sr., who was bludgeoned to death. On Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2018, James Sopuch, Jr. pleaded guilty before Judge Patricia M. Wild, J.S.C to Aggravated Manslaughter in the killing of his father, 60 year-old James Sopuch, Sr. Sopuch Jr., will serve 30 years in New Jersey State Prison with an 85% period of parole ineligibility, subject to the No Early Release Act (NERA).

A jury returned a guilty verdict against Joshua Cross on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, following a trial prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Allison Eiselen for the murder of Sedrick Lindo and on Friday, January 11, Cross was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the July 2012, murder of 25 year-old Sedrick Lindo. Joshua Cross was sentenced before Judge Honorable Patricia M. Wild, J.S.C. to 40 years in New Jersey state prison and must serve 35 years before he is eligible for parole.

“These lawyers represent the  residents of Atlantic County with incredible skill and purpose.  I am so proud of their dedication and commitment to protecting our residents and tourists,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.

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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.

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