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Atlantic City man sentenced in death of man he shot years earlier

An Atlantic City man who completed an eight-year sentence in a shooting that paralyzed a man will now go back to prison for the victim’s death. Germaine Boothe, now 29, was sentenced to 12½ years in prison Friday for the Jan. 22, 2014, death of Malik Green. Green was paralyzed from the neck down Nov. 22, 2009, when Boothe shot into Hudson’s Bar and Grill in Atlantic City. Green and Boothe did not know each
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Woman accused of fatal knife attack on Atlantic City couple is ordered detained

A Pleasantville woman charged in a brutal knife attack that left a woman dead and a man wounded will stay in jail pending trial. Rollie Ellis, 28, was in court Wednesday, as the state moved to detain her on charges she attacked a couple inside their apartment in the Lenox  There was an altercation inside the Rodriguezes apartment at about 6:35 a.m. April 11, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Seth Levy told the judge. It did not
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Pleasantville man charged in killing of Atlantic City grandmother

A Pleasantville man is in jail on charges of murder and weapons possession in the brutal killing of an Atlantic City woman. Mark Huff, 54, was arrested Monday in the killing of Vernell Vance. Vance was found bludgeoned behind 21 S. Tennessee Ave., just a block from a planned business revitalization. Huff maintains his innocent, public defender Scott Sherwood said Tuesday, after Huff’s first appearance via video from the Atlantic County Justice Facility. The man
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Firearm was recovered near murder suspect killed by police, Cumberland prosecutor says

The suspect in a Camden County murder investigation was killed by police in Millville on Saturday, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said. Jose Pietri, 55, was wanted in a shooting that killed a man in Winslow Township and wounded a woman. Derek White, 47, was found fatally shot inside a Winslow Township residence early Saturday morning. A 26-year-old woman was seriously wounded, and is being treated at a nearby hospital, according to the Camden County
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Atlantic City woman dead in apparent homicide

An Atlantic City woman was found dead in an apparent homicide, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced. Vernell Vance, 56, was found with significant blunt-force trauma to her head at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday behind 21 S. Tennessee Ave. An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Monday, Tyner said. This is a joint investigation between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department and is continuing. She is the second woman
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Pleasantville woman charged in stabbing that killed woman, wounded man

  A Pleasantville woman is charged with murder in connection to the fatal stabbing that closed the Atlantic City Municipal Court on Wednesday morning. Jennifer Rodriguez and her husband, Raphy Rodriguez, both 34, were stabbed during an altercation with Rollie Ellis inside their apartment at 3 S. Iowa Ave., at about 6:35 a.m., Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Jennifer Rodriguez was able to escape and run to the Atlantic City Public Safety Building across
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Driver in deadly Pleasantville shooting sentenced to 12 years

A Pleasantville man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison in connection with a 2016 homicide. Robert Terrell, 33, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder for the Sept. 10, 2016, killing of Rasheed “Omar” Hines at the intersection of Merrion and Linden avenues in Pleasantville. Terrell admitted to driving the man who gunned down Hines as the victim rode his bike, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. But Terrell has refused to name
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Atlantic City man accused in homicide was defending himself, attorney says

Howard Cassell was ordered detained in fatal shooting A man accused in a fatal shooting was being hunted by two men looking to harm him, his attorney said during a detention hearing Tuesday. Video captured the altercation just after 11 a.m. March 12 outside A.C. Linen, where Howard Cassell works, showing two men attack him, defense attorney Steve Scheffler told the judge. “It wasn’t a fistfight,” Scheffler said. “Two people attacked him.” A gun Cassell
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Mays Landing man detained in shooting that killed one, injured three

A Mays Landing man was ordered detained Tuesday in a shooting that killed one man and wounded several others. Matthew Gonzalez, 27, is charged with murder, attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault in the Sept. 24 shooting during a fight at the Brandywood Apartment Complex in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Police were called to the scene at about 5:30 p.m., for the report of shots fired and several victims.
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Atlantic City man charged in killing near A.C. Linen

An Atlantic City man is charged in the fatal shooting of a man Monday. Howard Cassell, 30, is jailed on charges of reckless manslaughter, along with weapons offenses in the killing of Da’quan Montague. Montague, 23, of Atlantic City, was shot near A.C. Linen in the area of 18 N. New Jersey Ave., Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said Saturday. Cassell is in the Atlantic County Justice Facility. A detention hearing is set for Tuesday.
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