Sunday, June 14, 2015

Murder Charges Filed in Connection with Death of Atlantic City Man

ATLANTIC CITY – Two men were charged today in connection with the shooting death 5 months ago of Atlantic City resident Kenneth Moore in his home, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On January 31, 2015, at 12:13 a.m., officers of the Atlantic City Police Department responded for a 9-1-1 call of a disturbance at 19 North Bellevue Avenue, a multi-family dwelling. Upon arrival, police found the body of Kenneth Moore, 61, in his home.
An autopsy performed the next day by the NJ Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the death was a homicide, from a gunshot wound to the chest.

A 5-month investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department resulted today in the arrests of:

Rahmir A. Skinner, 34, of the 2500 block of Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, and 

Mario Blocker, 38, of Glen Park, Bridgeton, NJ.

The State alleges that Skinner and Blocker killed Moore during the commission of a robbery. 

Both men were charged with murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, unlawful possession of a handgun and conspiracy to unlawfully possess a handgun, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and conspiracy to possess a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession, receiving, or transferring a community gun and conspiracy to possess, receive, or transfer a community gun, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

Skinner was served the charges in New Jersey State prison, where he is serving a sentence on an unrelated matter. Blocker was transported from the Atlantic County Justice Facility—where he is lodged on an unrelated matter—served the criminal complaints, and returned to jail. 

Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Mark H. Sandson set bail for each man’s charges at $1,000.000 full cash.
The murder charge carries a potential penalty of 30 years to life in New Jersey State prison. 1st degree robbery carries a potential penalty of 10-20 years of imprisonment. The conspiracy to commit robbery, and the weapons possession and conspiracy to possess weapons charges are 2nd degree crimes; each carry a potential penalty of 5-10 years in prison.
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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