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MAYS LANDING — Two men were sentenced for their roles in the 2014 shooting death of a Vineland man, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced Friday.

Hykeem Martin, 25, of Buena Vista Township, was sentenced to 15 years in prison. His cousin, Dominique Washington, 27, was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Both will have to serve at least 85 percent of their terms before becoming eligible for parole, according to a press release.

After a five-day trial in August, Martin and Washington were convicted of conspiracy to commit murder but acquitted of murder in the shooting death of Vincent Williams. The sentences were handed down by Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Bernard DeLury.

On July 3, 2014, State Police responding to a report found Williams lying on Ninth street in Buena Vista Township with a gunshot wound. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tyner said investigations identified Martin as the prime suspect. Martin was arrested Jan. 30, 2015, and has been held in the Atlantic County jail on $1 million bail. Washington was extradited from Pennsylvania in September 2016.

— Lauren Carroll

Contact: 609-272-7286

lcarroll@pressofac.com

Twitter @ACPress_LC

Staff Writer

Joined the Press in November 2016. Graduate of Quinnipiac University. Previously worked as a freelance reporter in suburban Philadelphia and news/talk radio producer.

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