Monday, July 1, 2013

Atlantic City Teen Apprehended and Charged as Adult in Double Murder From Pleasantville in 2012

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City teen, who was charged as a juvenile in the double homicide of two Pleasantville teens has been waived up to criminal court, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.

On April 18, 2013, the Atlantic City Police Department apprehended Abubaka Brown, now 18, for the murders of 19-year-old Taron Williams and 13-year-old Todd Mitchell.
On December 5, 2012, Williams and Mitchell were discovered by police outside of a residence located at 10 1⁄2 Woodland Avenue in Pleasantville. Both teens had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and were transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, where they were pronounced dead a short time later.
Following four months of investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Pleasantville Police Department, Brown was charged with two counts of murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and weapons offenses.
Brown was initially charged as a juvenile because he was 17 years old when the murders were committed. He was waived up as an adult on Friday.
Brown has been lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of $350,000 bail.
A first appearance by Brown has been scheduled for this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. before Superior Court Judge Michael Donio.

***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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