Two Sentenced for 2015 Shooting Death of Mays Landing Man
Two men who were convicted in January of felony murder for killing a Mays Landing man in 2015 were sentenced Wednesday to half a century in prison.
According to Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner, Sterling Spence and Maurice Burgess were each sentenced to felony murder (50 years in state prison), unlawful possession of a handgun (8 years in state prison), and possession of a firearm by a convicted person (7 years in state prison). Their sentences will be served concurrently for an aggregate of 50 years under the No Early Release Act.
The third and final defendant, Charles Wynn, will be sentenced on April 18.
Tyner's office says 23-year-old Devonte Molley of Mays Landing was shot and killed in Atlantic City on December 21, 2015. On that night, Atlantic City Police responded to the Baymont Inn & Suites Atlantic City Madison Hotel on Martin Luther King Boulevard for a report of an injured man. Upon arrival, police Molley bleeding from an injury to his abdomen. Molley was taken to ARMC-City where he was later pronounced dead. An autopsy determined the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the abdomen.