NJ Man Sentenced to Life, Another Gets 55 Years in Prison For 2018 Fatal Shooting
Two men have each been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for their respective roles in a botched robbery that culminated with a fatal shooting in 2018.
On Thursday, 52-year-old Marcus Morrisey received a sentence of life in state prison and his 30-year-old nephew, Danron Morrisey, received a sentence of 55 years.
According to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, on the night of November 10th, 2018, officers with the Neptune Township Police Department responded to a report of a person being shot at 1030 Old Corlies Avenue.
There, they found 43-year-old Randolph Goodman with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Goodman was taken to a hospital where he died from hia injuries.
An investigation resulted in the identification of the Morriseys as the individuals responsible for the shooting.
Marcus Morrisey was apprehended on November 29th of that year and Danron Morrisey the following January.
Following a three-week trial, a jury found both men guilty of murder, felony murder, armed robbery, and related weapons charges.
During sentencing, Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutors Michael Luciano and Ellyn Rajfer said the two defendants planned and executed a robbery of Goodman at his home.
Describing the encounter as an 'ambush,' Luciano said the Armed Robbery had ended as Goodman and his girlfriend were 'retreating back up the steps' into their apartment – when Danron Morrisey fired the fatal shot.
Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago said in a statement,
This was a particularly intricate investigation and prosecution, and I commend the dedicated members of our office and our partners in Neptune Township who persevered through a myriad of challenges to deliver the justice Mr. Goodman’s loved ones so richly deserved.