Friday, March 14, 2014

Atlantic City Man Convicted of Murdering James Jordan in 2012

MAYS LANDING — An Atlantic City man has been convicted of murdering another Atlantic City man in the summer of 2012, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Friday, March 14, an Atlantic County jury found Keshaun Earley, 27, guilty of the murder of James Jordan, 26, who was fatally shot on the 1200 block of Absecon Boulevard in Atlantic City on Aug. 26, 2012. Later that day, Earley was apprehended at his home located on the 4800 block of Anglesey Court in Hamilton Township.

During the three-week-long trial, the State, represented by Assistant Prosecutors Seth Levy and Raphael Ortega, called several eyewitnesses to the shooting, who identified Earley as the shooter. The State also called several witnesses who could have possibly corroborated the defendant’s alibi; however, upon examination, they were unable to do so.
Upon initial questioning by detectives, Earley maintained that he never left his home the day of the homicide. Contrarily, at trial, the State highlighted several inconsistencies in the defendant’s statement and proved that Earley had lied during questioning.
The defense relied on mobile phone records that placed Earley’s cellphone in Mays Landing at the time of the shooting, but the State submitted that Earley had intentionally left his cellphone in Mays Landing in an attempt to corroborate his alibi.
After nearly three days of deliberation, the jury returned a guilty verdict on all counts. Earley was convicted of murder and weapons offenses.
“The defense relied upon anonymous electronic data in order to get away with murder, but the verdict affirms the continued importance of good people coming forward in obtaining justice,” stated Levy.
Superior Court Judge Mark Sandson will sentence Earley on May 1, 2014. He faces up to life in New Jersey State Prison.

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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