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Atlantic City man charged with attempted murder after attack, standoff

An Atlantic City man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly pistol-whipped a man, robbed him and then took refuge inside his home. Police were called to the 400 block of New Jersey Avenue at 2:09 p.m., for a ShotSpotter alert. Detectives Howard Mason and Jaimee Moore arrived at the scene to find the 40-year-old victim had been pistol-whipped, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. He told police he and the suspect, Matthew Sturdivant, had gotten into an
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Two charged with felony murder in Atlantic City killing

An Atlantic City man already jailed in a string of home invasions is now one of two men charged with felony murder. Ba’shawn Whitted-Scott, 25, is accused in the Aug. 27 killing of Deshawn Dawkins, 27, who was found shot in the first block of South Virginia Avenue at about 9:15 p.m. He and Brian Richardson, 26, also of Atlantic City, fatally shot Dawkins during a robbery, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Richardson is
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Somers Point man convicted of murder in Walk shooting

A Somers Point man was convicted on all counts in a deadly shooting at Atlantic City’s Walk. Luis Maisonet, 56,was found guilty of murder and weapons offenses in the Sept. 1,2016,killing of Christopher Romero. A killing inside an Atlantic City outlet store was the result of a man who couldn’t take rejection, Atlantic County First Assistant Prosecutor Cary Shill told jurors during closings Thursday. Jennifer Villanueva had moved out of the apartment she and Maisonet
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Former girlfriend testifies at Atlantic City Walk murder trial

Jealousy and anger fueled a deadly shooting at Atlantic City’s Walk last year, according to testimony at the trial of the accused killer. Luis Maisonet allegedly shot Christopher Romero, 26, on Sept. 1, 2016, as the victim worked inside Zumiez in The Walk. Romero was expecting a baby with Maisonet’s ex-girlfriend, a son born several months after his father was killed the woman testified Tuesday. She and Maisonet had a daughter, who is now 11.
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EHT man indicted for murder in killing of his children’s mother

An Egg Harbor Township man accused of killing the mother of his four children was indicted on murder and weapons charges in the killing. Lashawn Smith, 36, had a pending charge in an assault of 28-year-old Sarah Phillips shortly before he allegedly beat her to death with a hammer. A grand jury has indicted him on charges of first degree murder, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Phillips
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Mullica man gets 30 years in prison for murdering wife

A Mullica man who insists he accidentally shot his wife while cleaning her gun was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday. Sergio DeRosa, 59, will have to serve the entire sentence. In a lengthy statement, Rosa continued to deny that he intentionally shot his wife, and said he just wants his son, Christopher back. Sergio and Lynn DeRosa had been together since they were 17, and married 35 years when she was fatally shot
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Mullica man guilty of murdering wife

It was no accident. Sergio DeRosa insisted he accidentally killed his wife while cleaning her shotgun May 26, 2014. But the jury found otherwise Wednesday, convicting him of murder. Before being taken into custody, he told his family he loves them, including his son who testified against him. “I still love you, Christopher,” he called. Defense attorney Jill Cohen was shocked by the verdict. She plans to file a motion for a judgment of not
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Jury to decide if Mullica woman’s shooting was accident or murder

Sergio DeRosa insists he loved his wife and it was an accident when he fatally shot her three years ago. But the state contends the Mullica Township man was blinded by jealousy and greed when he killed 57-year-old Lynn DeRosa on May 26, 2014, then staged the scene and told everyone it was an accident. A jury is now deciding which side they believe, after more than a week of testimony, which included the defendant
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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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Pennsylvania murder suspect arrested on Atlantic City Boardwalk

A man wanted In the killing of his father in Pennsylvania was arrested on the Atlantic City Boardwalk on Friday. Michael Marchalk, 37, is accused of killing his father in Ryan Township, Schuylkill County. Early this week, Atlantic City police were told Marchalk may be traveling to Atlantic City. At 11:45 a.m. Friday, he was seen in the 1600 block of the Boardwalk and arrested by Sgt. John Waddell and Officers Armani Rex, Kerry Dunbar,
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