- Associated Press - Saturday, September 10, 2016

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) - A man convicted in a drive-by shooting that left a bystander dead has been sentenced to 19 years in state prison.

Ralph Jamison also must serve five years of probation under the sentence imposed Friday.

The Fairfield Township man was convicted of aggravated manslaughter in the August 2014 shooting that killed 20-year-old Quantasia Bessix in Bridgeton. Authorities have said Bessix was not the intended target.

Cumberland County prosecutors have said Jamison drove a borrowed car to the home and opened fire on the residence.

Bessix was on the porch at the time and was struck as she tried to run away. She was taken to a hospital but died there a short time later.

No other injuries were reported in the shooting.


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