MAYS LANDING — Two Cumberland County men found guilty of attempted murder in the September 2016 shooting of former Atlantic City police Officer Josh Vadell are slated to be sentenced in December.
Demetris Cross, 30, of Bridgeton, and Martel D. Chisolm, 31, of Millville, are scheduled to appear for sentencing at 9 a.m. before Judge John R. Rauh in Atlantic County Superior Court.
The pair were originally scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday but that was postponed.
The sentencing has been postponed several times.
MAYS LANDING — The sentencings for two Cumberland County men found guilty of attempted murde…
A jury returned the guilty verdict June 22 after three days of deliberation. Cross and Chisolm also were found guilty of aggravated assault, robbery, obstruction, resisting arrest and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and robbery. They were found not guilty of unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and conspiracy to commit and possess same.
Both men could face as many as 20 years in prison for each first-degree crime conviction and as many as 10 years for each second-degree conviction.
The charges stem from an early morning response to an armed robbery Sept. 3, 2016, when Vadell and his partner, now-Detective Thomas McCabe, pulled up in their patrol car to Arkansas Avenue in Atlantic City. Vadell was shot in the head and spent weeks in the hospital, underwent intense rehabilitation to relearn basic motor skills and retired from the Police Department at age 30 as a result of his wounds.
The shooter, Jerome Damon, 25, of Camden, fled after McCabe returned fire. Damon was found dead about a block and a half away, and McCabe was later cleared in Damon’s death.
The trial and deliberations lasted more than two weeks and included testimony from experts, the victims from the incident, as well as Vadell and McCabe.
After the verdict, Robin Lord, Chisolm’s attorney, said she filed a motion for a new trial.
“The conviction will be reversed,” Lord said outside the courtroom that day, citing numerous errors in the trial, including in jury selection, but not elaborating further. “I’m confident that it will be reversed.”
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A community CrossFit fundraiser for the family of wounded Atlantic City police Officer Joshlee Vadell will be held Oct. 1 in Egg Harbor Township.
Two Cumberland County men accused of shooting and wounding Atlantic City police Officer Joshlee Vadell will appear in Atlantic County Superior Court for a bail hearing Tuesday afternoon.
MAYS LANDING — The two Cumberland County men charged with the attempted murder of Atlantic City police Officer Joshlee Vadell failed to have their bail reduced Tuesday in Superior Court.
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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Friends of Joshlee Vadell, the Atlantic City police officer shot Sept. 3 at a robbery in a casino parking garage, built a fence around his backyard Saturday.
MAYS LANDING — The case against one of the two men charged in the shooting of Atlantic City police Officer Joshlee Vadell moved a step closer to trial Monday.
ATLANTIC CITY — A grand jury Wednesday cleared the Atlantic City officer who opened fire and killed the man who shot his partner, Joshlee Vadell, in the head in September.
ATLANTIC CITY — The partner of police Officer Joshlee Vadell was given a bulletproof vest Friday and praised for saving Vadell’s life the night he was shot by a gunman during a robbery attempt.
Two of the men arrested in the September robbery that led to the shooting of Atlantic City Police Officer Joshlee Vadell were indicted Thursday.
ATLANTIC CITY — The Police Unity Tour pedaled along a heartbreaking South Jersey route, riding through towns where officers were murdered, killed in crashes or died trying to help others.
ATLANTIC CITY — Nurses, doctors and former patients gathered on the sixth floor of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center on Wednesday to celebrate the 25 years since the opening of the hospital’s trauma center.
MAYS LANDING — Atlantic City police Officer Joshlee Vadell remembers everything from the night he was shot in the line of duty.
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