MAYS LANDING — An Egg Harbor City man convicted and sentenced for a 2010 murder was sentenced this week for additional weapons and drug crimes, further cementing the fact he will spend the rest of his life in prison, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said in a statement.
Rafael Olmo, 35, was sentenced Friday on drug distribution and weapons offenses that took place between September and December 2010 in Egg Harbor City and Galloway Township, the statement said. He was convicted in July on the 12 crimes, the statement said.
Olmo was convicted in 2014 of having Deanna Downs, an Egg Harbor City mother, killed to keep her from testifying against him in a deadly shooting. She was found Oct. 16, 2010, shot in the head in a courtyard outside her apartment, according to Press archives. As a result, Olmo was sentenced to life in prison.
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Olmo was sentenced on the weapons and drug crimes to the following prison terms, which run consecutive to each other for a total of 116 years, the first 47½ of which he must serve without possibility of parole:
First-degree possession of cocaine (one kilo) with intent to distribute: 48 years in state prison; 20 years without parole
Second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun: 15 years in state prison; 7.5 years without parole
First-degree distribution of cocaine (9-10 ounces): 48 years in state prison; 20 years without parole
Third-degree tampering with a witness: Five years in state prison
The sentence is also consecutive to Olmo’s current sentence of life in prison for the murder.