NJ Man Pleads Guilty to Fatal Shooting, Could Be Out of Jail Before 40th Birthday
A man from Burlington County has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a teenager last year in the parking lot of a shopping center.
Under an agreement with the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, 22-year-old Knowah Crowderparham of Beverly City must serve a 17-year prison term on charges of first-degree aggravated manslaughter and third-degree hindering apprehension.
Factoring his age into his sentence, he could be out of prison by his 40th birthday.
Authorities say an investigation began on the night of February 11th, 2022, when officers from the Willingboro Township Police Department were called to Kennedy Plaza on the 400 block of John F. Kennedy Way for a report of a shooting.
At the scene, they found the body of 19-year-old Adam Janson in the parking lot in front of a pizza shop; he died at the scene.
The investigation revealed that Crowderparham and a companion arranged to meet Janson at that location. Janson entered their vehicle when he arrived, but when Janson attempted to leave the vehicle, Crowderparham shot him.
Prosecutors say after the shooting, Crowderparham went to his home and cleaned the vehicle.
Sentencing is scheduled for December 8th.
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