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Family mourns Egg Harbor City man fatally shot in Millville

Maurice Lewis had a plan. The Egg Harbor City man was going to work as hard as he could to get a house for him and his mother by 2021. The 19-year-old Millville Senior High School graduate had dreams of joining the Army and was studying to become a mechanic. But just after 11 p.m. May 18, a bullet ended all those dreams. Terrell Savage, a man with a lengthy criminal history, allegedly shot Lewis,
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Atlantic County men convicted in triple homicide

Two Atlantic County men have been convicted of a triple murder in Essex County. Lavelle Davis, 37, of Galloway Township, and Jimmy Mays, 34, of Egg Harbor Township, were found guilty last week in the Jan. 29, 2017, killing of three people in Maplewood. The two men and an unknown co-conspirator went to the home of Michael Davis, 45, on Van Ness Court in Maplewood looking for drugs and cash, according to Assistant Prosecutor Carlo
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Family mourns Atlantic City man killed in Philly shooting

Antonio Williams “a big ball of light that lit up any room when you walked in,” his family said Friday night. But early Thursday morning, that light went out. The Atlantic City man was killed in a shooting in Philadelphia at 2:11 a.m. Two other residents were wounded. Shadi Cottman, 27, was shot five times and underwent surgery Friday. Anthony Allen, 30, suffered a gunshot wound to his hand. Williams, 35, leaves behind a son
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April Kauffman died hours before her husband said he left for work, pathologist found

A noted pathologist put April Kauffman’s time of death hours before her husband said he left for work the morning she was killed, according to a letter he sent to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office in 2012. The office reached out to Dr. Michael Baden, perhaps the highest profile medical examiner in the country, days after Kauffman was killed inside her Linwood home May 10, 2012. He offered a startling conclusion: Kauffman died at about
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Atlantic City man dead, two others wounded in Philadelphia shooting

An Atlantic City man was killed and two others wounded in a Philadelphia shooting overnight, BreakingAC has learned. The shooting happened in the 2200 block of South 58th Street on the highway at 2:11 a.m., a spokesman for the Philadelphia Police Department said. One of the men, 35, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby at 2:26 a.m. Police are not releasing his identity until all next of kin
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Man ordered held in brutal beating of Atlantic City woman

The man accused of brutally beating an Atlantic City woman to death will stay in jail pending trial. Mark Huff, 54, is charged with murder in the April 14 killing of Vernell Vance, who was found dead behind 21 S. Tennessee Ave. Video footage from the area shows a man repeatedly striking Vance in the head with a concrete masonry block and stomping on her, Superior Court Judge John Rauh read in court. Rauh said
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Two dead in Linwood murder-suicide

Investigators from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating an apparent murder-suicide of a man and a woman in Linwood, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced. Linwood Police and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office were notified Wednesday that a man and woman were found dead in their home in Linwood. This is an active investigation and no other information will be released at this time.
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Atlantic City street honors memory of man killed outside Hamilton Mall

An Atlantic City street now honors a man lost to violence. Demond Cottman was just 21 when he was fatally shot outside the Hamilton Mall just after 1 a.m. Nov. 25, 2016, as shoppers arrived for Black Friday deals. He was newly married. His son was just six months old. A.C. man killed in shooting outside Hamilton Mall A dedication ceremony hosted by City Council President Marty Small last Sunday honored “Oskii” — as he
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Somers Point man gets life for murder inside Atlantic City store

A Somers Point man convicted of murdering his former girlfriend’s new love was sentenced to life in prison Friday. Luis Maisonet, 56, would have to live 56 more years to be eligible for parole. He was convicted in December in the fatal Sept. 1, 2016, shooting of 26-year-old Christopher Romero, inside the Zumiez store on Atlantic City’s Walk, where the younger man worked as a manager. Maisonet then walked across the road to the White House|Black
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‘This is just the beginning,’ April Kauffman’s daughter says as stepfather charged with murder

Kim Pack always believed her mother’s killer was her mother’s husband. But the details that came out as James Kauffman and seven others were charged in connection with the May 10, 2012 killing of April Kauffman were a surprise. “A year?” she said in disbelief of the plan to kill her mother that allegedly began in 2011. “It feels surreal,” she told BreakingAC in a private interview. “Like it’s the worst Lifetime movie ever. But
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