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Man indicted in fatal stabbing of ex-girlfriend in Atlantic City

A Ventnor man accused of fatally stabbing his former girlfriend in a vicious attack inside her Atlantic City home was indicted Wednesday. Jose Lopez, 52, was indicted on nine charges, including murder, attempted murder, armed robbery and carjacking. Police arrived at North Harrisburg Avenue at about 8 p.m. Feb. 18, and found Mark Richart stabbed outside. Inside her home, Bessy Blanco, 54, was dead, stabbed so brutally that her arm was cut off, according to those close
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Charges dismissed against man indicted twice in 2012 Mulllica killing

Charges have been dismissed against a man twice indicted for murder in the 2012 killing of a Mullica Township man. Michael Castro spent 16 months in jail after he was arrested in 2013, accused of killing John Kingsbury, 77, during an alleged robbery attempt at the man’s home. Castro was charged with murder, two counts of burglary, passing bad checks and weapons offenses. A defense motion to dismiss was set to be heard next week, but
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Atlantic City man who sent sexual images to children gets 12 years in prison

An Atlantic City man accused of sending sexual images to children in eight states was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday, under a plea agreement. Sherman Miller, now 50, was already a convicted sex offender when he was arrested last year for sending sexually explicit images of himself from Atlantic City to a juvenile victim in Texas. After his arrest Feb. 4, 2016, further investigation found that Miller had sent children ranging from 9
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Man convicted of Galloway sexual assault sentenced to 18 years in prison

A man convicted of the sexual assault of a Galloway Township inside her home was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday. Patric Reed-Price, 28, was found guilty of sneaking into the home of the woman before 10 p.m. July 10, 2015, and waiting for her to come home. He then threatened the victim with a knife and sexually assaulted her. Police were called to the home for the report of a disturbance, and heard
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Member of ’72 Dolphins sentenced in A.C. assault

Henry Stuckey doesn’t talk much about his time in the NFL. Or his part as a backup during the Miami Dolphins’ perfect season in 1972. But it got brought up in court Friday as he was sentenced to three years’ probation for an assault in Atlantic City, where he has lived several years. Stuckey, 67, said he was in fear when he got into a struggle with William Jasper last July at the Baltic Plaza,
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Man accused of sexually assaulting Atlantic City girls 6 and 10

A man accused of sexually assaulting two young girls and threatening to kill one if she told was ordered held until trial Thursday. Norberto Gonzalez, 21, was discovered to be molesting the girls — ages 6 and 10 — after the relative he was living with in Atlantic City discovered him coming out of the 10-year-old’s bedroom on May 5, Assistant Prosecutor Danielle Buckley said during a detention hearing before Superior Court Judge Bernard DeLury.
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Egg Harbor Township man sentenced to 20 years in 2013 home invasion, attempted murder

An Egg Harbor Township man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday in a 2013 home invasion of a 92-year-old man who was stabbed in the attack. Charles Sweetman was found stabbed inside his home in the Tower East Mobile Home Park just before 9 a.m. Dec. 17, 2013. The suspect left in Sweetman’s car. His neighbor Robert Bilhardt was later arrested and charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, armed burglary, burglary while attempting
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Gun found during Galloway car stop was not seized legally, state’s top court rules

A gun found in a purse during a 2013 Galloway Township motor vehicle stop was not seized legally, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday. Dion Robinson was pulled over after Officer Vincent Ceci noticed him driving erratically, according to court documents. Robinson and one of the three passengers in the car both had outstanding warrants and were known to carry guns, a dispatcher told Ceci during the stop. He called for backup and the vehicle was secured
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Defense attorney questions fairness in Atlantic County case where judge is now prosecutor

A criminal defense attorney is questioning the timeline after the judge in his client’s murder trial became the prosecutor three months later. Damon Tyner was an Atlantic County Superior Court judge in December, when he presided over the trial of Rodney Smiley, accused of murder and other offenses in the 2012 killing of an Atlantic City man. By March 15, he was heading the county’s Prosecutor’s Office. “I was very surprised,” attorney Ed Crisonino said
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Linwood teacher pleads not guilty in student assault

A Linwood teacher pleaded not guilty in Northfield Municipal Court to cruelty and neglect of children and simple assault charges. Kimberley Peschi, 40, of Galloway Township, is accused of kicking the chair out from under a sixth-grader at Belhaven Middle School, causing him to fall and hit his head. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is handling the case, but it is being prosecuted in Municipal Court per a decision made by Prosecutor Damon Tyner in
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