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Inmate killed inside Cumberland County prison

The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the killing of a Bayside State prisoner. Martin Sanchez, 41, was found unresponsive and injured inside his cell at about 7:11 p.m. Nov. 21, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said Wednesday. He appeared to have suffered from blunt-force trauma, according to the report. Sanchez was later pronounced dead. … Read more

Retired Atlantic City police officer kills ex-girlfriend, himself

A retired Atlantic City police officer is dead after fatally shooting his former girlfriend, according to an investigation by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. William Beattie and Erin Gatier, both 47, were found dead inside her Deptford Township home by police doing a well-being check Monday, according to the report. An investigation by the Prosecutor’s … Read more

Teen recorded Absecon driving instructor groping her, affidavit states

A teen recorded her driving instructor as he groped her following a lesson, according to the affidavit in the case. Jay Vyas, 69, of Egg Harbor Township, was arrested last week, shortly after the lesson. Vyas picked the 16-year-old girl up at her home Thursday for a two-hour driving lesson with Mainstream Driving School out … Read more