- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Two men have pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of a Maryland man who was gunned down on a New Jersey street corner.

Middlesex County prosecutors announced Tuesday that 24-year-old Daniel Gillens pleaded guilty last week to aggravated manslaughter in the April 2013 death of Deonte Shackleford. The 26-year-old Baltimore man was visiting relatives in Carteret when he was killed.

Another defendant, 30-year-old Carteret resident Hakeem Mercer, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated assault.

Prosecutors say Gillens will receive a state prison sentence of up to 25 years, while Mercer will get a 10-year term.

Shackleford was found by police officers who happened to be patrolling in the area and heard the gunshots. He later died at a hospital.

Authorities have not disclosed a motive for the shooting.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide