An Atlantic City man died as the result of an attempted armed robbery his killer’s brother admitted in court Thursday.
Kevin Quince, 29, admitted that he and his now-deceased brother rode their bicycles to Steven Loughney’s Atlantic City home Jan. 3, 2016, in a robbery attempt.
But while Quince was in another room, he heard a shot, and came out to find Loughney dead, he told Superior Court Judge Bernard DeLury.
Loughney, 28, was found by his girlfriend when she returned to their Metropolitan Avenue home.
Family of slain Atlantic City man hopes for justice as accused killer has first court appearance
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Steven Loughney’s family waited nine months for someone to be arrested in his killing. “I don’t know how to feel,” Justin Daniels said as he waited for his brother’s accused killer to enter the courtroom Thursday. In the end, Kevin Quince just looked like a normal guy, said Daniels, 41, of Northfield. But the 27-year-old Atlantic City man is allegedly the person who fatally shot Loughney inside his South Metropolitan home Jan. 3. Quince was allegedly trying
Quince was arrested that October.
Four months later, Quince’s 23-year-old brother, Carl Simpson II — who was not named in court — was fatally shot in the area of New Jersey and Oriental avenues in Atlantic City. There have been no arrests in that killing.
Quince pleaded guilty to felony murder and conspiracy to commit robbery.
He could have faced life plus 20 years, if convicted.
Now, the state will recommend two 12-year sentences that will run concurrently.
He would have to serve at least 85 percent under the No Early Release Act. He will be sentenced next month.