Saturday, May 9, 2015

Atlantic City Man Indicted for Killing Woodbine Man

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City man, Omar Curry, was indicted for murder on May 6, 2015 for killing a Woodbine man last January, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Atlantic City Police were alerted of shots fired by the City’s Shot Spotter gunfire detection software. Police responded to the scene near the intersection of Texas and Arctic Avenues and discovered a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was identified as 32-year-old Nelson Viera of the 600 block of Woodbine, NJ.

Viera was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, where he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
An autopsy completed by the State Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Viera’s death a homicide.
On August 26, 2014 Omar Curry, 25, of the 100 Block of Rhode Island Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ was arrested in the 800 block of North Virginia Avenue as a result of an investigation conducted by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit in conjunction with the Atlantic City Police Department.
Curry was charged with homicide by knowingly causing the death of Nelson Viera, a crime of the 1st degree, knowingly possessing a firearm with the purpose to use it unlawfully against the person of another, a crime of the 2nd Degree, knowingly possessing a handgun without first having obtained a permit, a crime of the 2nd degree and felony possession of weapon, a crime of the 2nd degree.
Curry was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of $1,000,000 full cash bail set by Superior Court Judge James P. Savio.
Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted Curry for the crimes of Murder, 1st degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, a crime of the 2nd degree and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, a crime of the 2nd degree
A conviction for murder carries a potential penalty of incarceration in New Jersey State prison for 30 years to life and is covered by the No Early Release Act (N.E.R.A)
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Seth Levy represented the state in the matter.
This charge is merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until 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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