Jahmell Crockam, sentenced in March to life in prison without parole for killing Lakewood Police Officer Chris Matlosz, will be tried next year for the second murder he’s suspected of committing, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office tells TLS.
Crockam is accused of killing Justin Williams, 20, in October, 2010. Williams, also known as “Prodigy,” was found shot to death on Westwood Avenue in Lakewood, as first reported here. (See photos of scene). Crockam, along with co-defendant Darius Johnson, were indicted for the murder in May, 2011, and charged with conspiring to murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.
Prosecutors have blocked out the month of June, 2013 for the trial, which could take up to 6-8 weeks, the Assistant Prosecutor said. A conference is expected to be held within the next month to set up an exact date for the trial to begin.
(Click here to read a letter submitted to TLS by the mother of the murder victim, days after Crockam was caught).
Even if found innocent on the Williams murder, Crockam will remian in prison for the rest of his life, with no chance of parole. TLS.