A Pleasantville man has been sentenced to a quarter of a century in state prison for the killing of a woman in Atlantic City in 2018.

Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill says 58-year-old Mark Huff was sentenced on Thursday. He had pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter last month.

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On the night of April 14, 2018, the Atlantic City Police Department received a 911 call about a body behind 21 S. Tennessee Avenue. Police arrived and located 56-year-old Vernell K. Vance, who was dead and had suffered significant blunt force head trauma.

Officials determined Huff was the suspect in the homicide. He was arrested in Pleasantville two days later.

Huff will serve his sentence under the No Early Release Act.

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