Little Egg Harbor, NJ, Man Gets 14 Years for Aggravated Manslaughter
A man from Ocean County has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to stabbing a man to death in 2018.
29-year-old Kendrick Coley of Little Egg Harbor had pleaded guilty to an aggravated manslaughter charge this past October; he was sentenced on Friday for killing Richard Pone, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer.
Authorities say on the evening of May 16, 2018, Little Egg Harbor Township police officers responded to a home on Maplewood Drive after they received a 9-1-1 call about a stabbing. There, cops located Pone in an upstairs bedroom with multiple stab wounds; he was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation determined Coley had stabbed the victim several times after the two got into a fight at that home. Coley was arrested shortly thereafter. He has been held in the Ocean County Jail since his arrest.
Coley will be required to serve at least 85% of his prison sentence before he could be considered for parole.