BRIDGETON — A Millville man was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison for killing a Commercial Township man with a concrete block, the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office announced.

Justin Daughtry, 25, pleaded guilty Nov. 5 to murdering Sean Hill, 21, of the township’s Port Norris section, Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said in a statement. Daughtry will be ineligible for parole for 30 years.

According to Webb-McRae, Millville police found Hill unresponsive inside an abandoned home at 805 N. Second St. while doing a property check April 22, 2016. He was declared dead at the scene.

An autopsy found Hill suffered blunt-force trauma to the head, and the death was ruled a homicide.

Daughtry was charged in August 2016 after a four-month investigation by Millville police and the Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit, Webb-McRae said.

An arrest warrant released by the Prosecutor’s Office in August 2016 said Daughtry used a concrete block “with the purpose to use it unlawfully against the person of Sean Hill.”

Superior Court records indicated Daughtry had a prior burglary conviction.

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In my first job after college got paid to read the New York Times and summarize articles for an early online data base. First reporting job was with The Daily Record in Parsippany. I have also worked in nonprofits, and have been with The Press since 1990.

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