FIRST REPORT: [PHOTOS & VIDEO UPDATED 4:05 PM] Jahmell Crockam, the man convicted of killing Lakewood Police Officer Chris Matlosz, has just been sentenced to life in prison. The Ocean County Courthouse in Toms River was packed with family and friends of both Chris Matlosz and his Fiancee Ms. Kelly Walsifer as Judge Wendel Daniels handed down the sentence. Many Lakewood Police Officers were in attendance as well.
Crockam, 20, was convicted on all charges in front of a Jury with a unanimous verdict on February 16.
“The defendant is luckier than Chris”, Kelly Walsifer said at the sentencing. “He got to be judged by 12, Chris was carried by 8.”
He will spend the rest of his life behind bars and will not be eligible for parole. PHOTOS BY TLS. VIDEO WITH RIGHTS BY OCC POOL/TOM COSTELLO.