October 23, 2021

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Male sentenced in condominium advanced capturing that killed 1, left other individuals harm

A Mays Landing gentleman was sentenced Thursday to a mixed 40 decades in condition jail for a taking pictures at an Atlantic County condominium complex that still left a single man dead and three harm.

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Matthew Gonzalez, 29, was convicted earlier this yr of various offenses, which include aggravated manslaughter, aggravated assault, weapons offenses, attempted bribery and witness tampering. He should serve 21 a long time and a few months ahead of currently being suitable for parole.

The Sept. 24, 2017 taking pictures stemmed from a fight at the Brandywood Condominium Intricate in Hamilton, according to authorities. Gonzalez opened fireplace, killing Taufeeq Mitchell, 31, of Mays Landing, and injuring three other individuals, authorities claimed.

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner mentioned the witness tampering conviction along with the violent offenses in the circumstance.

“This sentence ought to ship a very very clear message to all of individuals who dedicate violent crimes in Atlantic County. If you imagine that you will intimidate and threaten witnesses so they will not testify towards you, we will prosecute you and you can tack on a different 15 decades consecutive to the sentence for your unique offense,” Tyner reported in a statement.

“Witness tampering interferes with the integrity of the legal justice process. This defendant will commit the next 40 yrs in prison considering about all of the very poor decisions that landed him there,” the prosecutor extra.

The arrest came right after a joint investigation involving Hamilton law enforcement and the prosecutor’s workplace Important Crimes Unit, stated Main Assistant Prosecutor Erik Bergman, who dealt with the circumstance.

“This conviction and sentencing is a shift in the way of closure for Taufeeq Mitchell’s relatives,” he explained.

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