A man from Ohio is facing a long prison term in connection to a double fatal shooting in Vineland in 2015.

Late last week, 28-year-old Michael R. Loftin, Jr., of Cincinnati was sentenced to 20 years in state prison on a charge of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder.

He was acquitted of two counts of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree aggravated assault, and related weapons charges.

The Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office says just after midnight on March 8th, 2015, Vineland police officers were called to the 100 block of West Grape Street for a report of several gunshots having been fired.

100 Block of West Grape Street in Vineland, NJ - Photo: Google Maps / TSM Illustration
100 Block of West Grape Street in Vineland, NJ - Photo: Google Maps / TSM Illustration

There, they found a vehicle with four people inside. As a result of the gunshots,

  • 22-year-old Damien Mills died at the scene
  • 20-year-old Kevin Peterson was shot four times and later died at a hospital
  • Sharaine Randazzo survived a gunshot wound to the leg
  • A fourth victim, Ianneisha Gross, was not hurt

NJ.com reported authorities found a flip phone at the scene and an investigation led them to a home in Vineland where Loftin was living. Loftin's DNA was found on the phone, which led to charges being filed against him.

Co-defendant Sheldon Goldsborough was also charged in this case and is currently pending trial.

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