Murder Suspect Sentenced for 2018 Stabbing in Little Egg Harbor


Pat Johnson
December 08, 2021
By Pat Johnson

Kendrick Coley, 29, of Minor Egg Harbor was sentenced to 14 yrs in New Jersey State Prison as a end result of his formerly entered responsible plea to aggravated manslaughter in the stabbing loss of life of Richard Pone on Might 16, 2018 in Little Egg Harbor.
His sentence will be matter to the terms of the No Early Release Act, this means Coley will be necessary to serve at least 85% of his prison sentence right before he could be viewed as for parole eligibility. Coley pleaded responsible to the cost right before Judge Ryan on Oct. 1, 2021.
On May 16, 2018, at about 8:15 p.m., officers from the Minor Egg Harbor Law enforcement Department responded to a 911 call in reference to a stabbing incident that experienced taken put at a home on Maplewood Generate. On their arrival, officers located Pone in an upstairs bed room with a number of stab wounds he was pronounced deceased at the scene at around 8:40 p.m.
A subsequent investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Business Key Criminal offense Unit and Small Egg Harbor Police Office Detective Bureau identified that Coley had stabbed the target several moments after the two experienced engaged in a bodily altercation at the residence.
Coley was apprehended at the scene and taken into custody without having incident. He has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail given that the day of his arrest on May well 16, 2018.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer counseled the diligent initiatives of Main Trial Lawyer Michael Weatherstone and Assistant Prosecutor Kimberly Carr, who managed the circumstance on behalf of the state, as properly as the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Business office Key Crime Device, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Business office Higher Tech Crime Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Business office Target Witness Advocacy Unit, Tiny Egg Harbor Police Division Detective Bureau, Minimal Egg Harbor Police Section, Tuckerton Borough Police Section, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Business office Crime Scene Investigation Device, for their collaborative attempts in connection with this investigation, resulting in Coley’s apprehension, responsible plea and prolonged condition jail sentence.  —P.J.

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