Sunday, May 10, 2015

Hamilton Township Man Indicted for 2014 Murder of Girlfriend

ATLANTIC COUNTY— An Hamilton Township man, Joseph Morrison, was indicted on May 6, 2015 for the murder of his live-in girlfriend, Debra J. Mason, last November, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at approximately 9:55 p.m., the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to the Harding Lakes section of the township for a report that a victim had suffered a gunshot to the chest.
An investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Township of Hamilton Police Department determined that Morrison shot his 52 year old girlfriend in the chest. The investigation led to the subsequent arrest of Joseph Morrison on the charges of murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Morrison was detained on $1,000,000 full cash bail set by Superior Court Judge Mark Sandson. Morrison was subsequently lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
Morrison was indicted for Murder—a crime of the 1st degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm — a crime of the 2nd degree, and Aggravated Assault by Pointing a Firearm — a 4th degree crime.
A conviction for a crime of the 1st degree carries a potential penalty of 10-20 years of incarceration in New Jersey prison; a 2nd degree conviction: 5-10 years in prison.
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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