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‘I’m going to kill my wife,’ man accused of murder allegedly told casino dealer

A Mullica man accused of murdering his wife threatened to do it just a month before she died, a casino dealer testified Wednesday. Sergio DeRosa is charged with murder. He insists he accidentally shot 57-year-old Lynn DeRosa in the head as he cleaned the barrel of her gun May 26, 2014. DeRosa says he didn’t realize the shell he picked up was a live round. But Borgata employee Elaine Murphy claims DeRosa told her he
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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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Convicted Atlantic City gang enforcer and accused murderer allegedly threatens lawyer in court

The convicted enforcer for an allegedly dangerous Atlantic City drug gang got into more trouble Tuesday when a judge accused him of threatening his lawyer. Malik Derry, now 26, is already serving life in prison for his part in Dirty Blok, a drug-trafficking gang that once ruled Atlantic City’s Stanley Holmes Village and surround neighborhoods. But he still faces trial in the Feb. 10, 2013, killing of Tyquinn James, 25, who was shot and killed
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Fatal stoning not first murder charge for Atlantic City man

An Atlantic City man accused of fatally stoning a man previously served time for murder, BreakingAC has learned. Thomas Green — known as “Partner” to many — was charged with murder Dec. 31, after the body of Ricky Ward was found stuffed in a trash can on the 1200 block of Adriatic Avenue. Ward, 52, was hit in the head multiple times with stones, according to the charges. In online posts, friends of Green expressed
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Little Nicky Scarfo has died in federal prison

Former Philadelphia and Atlantic City mob boss Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo died in federal prison Friday. He was 87. Scarfo, who had been sick, was recently denied parole, attorney David Bahuriak told BreakingAC. They were awaiting the written decision so that they could appeal the decision in federal court. Bahuriak told the parole board he wasn’t sure his client would make it. He was right. “I didn’t view him as any kind of threat to
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Three indicted in connection with killing of Pleasantville man, kidnapping of witness

Two men and a woman were indicted Thursday for their parts in the killing of a Pleasantville man and the kidnapping of a witness last year. Mark Smith, 19, was found with a gunshot wound to the head after police responded to several 911 calls to Vola Lane at about 11:30 p.m. July 14. Smith was taken to the Trauma Unit at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantis City, where he was prounounced dead at
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Atlantic City man wanted in ex-girlfriend’s killing has been captured

An Atlantic City man wanted in the December killing of his former girlfriend has been arrested. Jacqueline Hoyle, 23, was found dead of a single gunshot wound inside her home on the 300 block of North Tennessee Avenue just before 4:30 a.m. Dec. 20. Joseph McCoy, 43, was charged with murder and weapons offenses two days later, and has been a fugitive since. He was arrested last week in North Carolina by members of the
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Accused Atlantic City killer appears confused at first appearance

A man accused of killing an Atlantic City man, then putting his body in a trash can seemed confused during his first appearance in court Wednesday afternoon. Thomas Green, 64, of Atlantic City, is accused of killing Ricky Ward by “hitting him in the head multiple times with stones,” according to the charges. Ward, 52, was found dead in a trash can on the 1200 block of Adriatic Avenue on Saturday morning, just a couple of blocks
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State Police capture man wanted in wife’s killing

Jeremiah Monell, wanted in the killing of his wife Tara O’Shea-Watson, has been captured, State Police said. Monell, 32, was charged with murder Dec. 19, just hours after O’Shea-Watson’s body was found inside the Commercial Township home she shared with her children. Troopers from the Buena Vista barracks arrested Monell on Monday, after getting a tip. A witness called police at about 2:45 p.m., after recognizing Monell in Folsom Borough. Troopers arrived on scene shortly
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Atlantic City man charged with murder after body found in trash can

An Atlantic City man has been charged with murder after a man was found dead inside a trash can Saturday morning. Investigators spent most of Saturday morning at a scene where the body of Ricky Ward, 52, was found in a trash can in the 1200 block of Adriatic Avenue, between North and South Carolina avenues at about 8:45 a.m. Thomas Green, 64, of the 1300 block of Adriatic Avenue, was charged with murder and
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