Thursday, November 27, 2014

Hamilton Twp. Man Found at Scene, Charged with Murder

HAMILTON TWP – A man has been arrested for the murder last night of the woman with whom he lived, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced this morning.
Joseph Morrison, 62, of the 6000 block of Sears Ave., Mays Landing, was charged this morning with murder, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, for shooting and killing Debra J. Mason, 52, of the same address.
At 9:55 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, Hamilton Township Police, Hamilton Township Rescue, and AtlantiCare paramedics responded to the Sears Avenue home in response to a 9-1-1 call. Upon arrival, Mason was found with a gunshot wound to the chest. Mason was pronounced dead at the scene

Morrison was present at the home when emergency responders arrived.
An investigation by detectives of the Hamilton Township Police Department and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit resulted in the issuance of the charges against Morrison early this morning.
Morrison was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of $1,000,000 full cash bail set by Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Mark H. Sandson.
An autopsy is scheduled for later today.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (609) 909-7666.

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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