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BRIDGETON — A city man was found guilty Wednesday of murder in the 2017 fatal shooting of Celeste Cannon.

Donald Scurry, was also found guilty of possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm, hindering his own apprehension and possession of a firearm by a convicted person, according to a news release from Cumberland County prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae.

The jury also found Charles Clark, of Millville, guilty of unlawful possession of a handgun, hindering the apprehension of another, tampering with evidence and obstruction in connection to the murder.

Scurry faces a 30-years-to-life prison sentence, and must serve 30 years or 85 percent, whichever is greater, according to the release. Clark faces up to 10 years.

On Sept. 20, 2017, Millville police and investigators from the Prosecutor’s Office responded to a homicide in the 100 block of West Main Street, according to the release. Cannon, 24, was found dead from a gunshot wound to her head.

Surveillance video and cell phone records place Scurry in the area at the time of the murder and officials determined that he shot Cannon.

In addition, the gun was found under the Maurice River Bridge in Commercial Township a week later.

Investigators found that Clark and his girlfriend dropped Scurry off at the home on the night of the murder and picked him up later on, according to the release. They also learned that Clark threw an object over the bridge the night of the murder and determined that it was the handgun used to kill Cannon.

Contact: 609-272-7241 mbilinski@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPressMollyB

Staff Writer

My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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