Friday, May 9, 2014

Atlantic City Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for 2012 Murder

MAYS LANDING — An Atlantic City man was sentenced yesterday to 40 years in prison for the murder another Atlantic City man in the summer of 2012, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Friday, Mar. 14, 2014, 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. Earley was apprehended the day of the murder at his home on the 4800 block of Anglesey Court in Hamilton Township.

During the three-week-long trial, the State called eyewitnesses to the shooting, who identified Earley as the shooter. After nearly three days of deliberation, the jury returned a guilty verdict on all counts. Earley was convicted of murder and weapons offenses.
Yesterday, May 6, 2014, Superior Court Judge Mark Sandson sentenced Earley to 40 years of incarceration in New Jersey State prison. Pursuant to the No Early Release Act (NERA), Earley must serve 85% of the sentence, or 34 years in prison, before becoming eligible for parole.
Assistant Prosecutors Seth Levy and Raphael Ortega represented the State in the case.

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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