A Bridgeton teen who escaped a juvenile facility last year was found guilty of reckless manslaughter in a deadly drug deal. Michael Huggins, now 19, testified at his trial that he shot shot Devante Lee in self-defense on Oct. 7, 2016. It seems that may have impacted the jury’s decision, as they found him not … Read moreBridgeton teen convicted of reckless manslaughter
Atlantic City’s police surveillance center is helping to solve crimes in other towns. After Sunil Edla was killed in front of his Ventnor home Friday night, his stolen SUV was found in the 1600 block of Sewell Avenue in Atlantic City. Using their access to cameras throughout the city, officers were able to track the … Read moreAtlantic City’s surveillance center solving crimes beyond city’s borders
The fatal shooting of 61-year-old Sunil Edla shook the Ventnor neighborhood where he lived with his family for about three years. Even more shocking was the arrest of a 16-year-old from Egg Harbor City in the killing that seemed to be over the grandfather of three’s SUV. The question many now have is whether the … Read moreWill teen charged in Ventnor man’s killing be tried as an adult?
A Ventnor man pleaded guilty a knife attack that left his former girlfriend dead and a man wounded. Jose Lopez, 53, faces 30 years in prison for murder, and 20 years for attempted murder. The sentences are expected to run concurrently. He admitted to killing Bessy Blanco and wounding Mark Richart in the Feb. 18, … Read moreVentnor man pleads guilty to knife attack that killed woman
An Egg Harbor Township man is charged with witness tampering and cyber-bullying after Facebook posts targeting a former co-defendant in the James Kauffman drug ring case. John Kachbalian, 56, has regularly posted Facebook statuses about the case, which includes the 2012 killing of veterans advocate April Kauffman. The 56-year-old known as “The Egyptian” is apparently … Read moreFormer Pagan charged with witness tampering in Kauffman murder case