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 JUNE 25, 2013


WOODBURY NJ--Savannah R. Tatton  (DOB 6/14/94), of Audubon NJ, faces a five-year New Jersey state 6a00d8341bf7d953ef0115711c08f7970b-320wi prison sentence and $100,000 in restitution for medical bills after pleading guilty today (6/25) to third-degree aggravated assault, acknowledging she held a female victim while a codefendant beat her unconscious on a Glassboro NJ street on 8/31/12.


The victim was found at North Main Street and College Ave. with multiple lacerations to the head, which an investigation determined was from being struck with a wine bottle during a robbery attempt. She was treated at Cooper Trauma Center, Camden.


Tatton pleaded guilty following negotiations with Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Joseph Brook, who will recommend the prison term and restitution at sentencing, scheduled by Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson for 8/9/13. The prosecution will not object to Tatton applying to the state prison system’s Intensive Supervision Program that could allow an earlier release date.


Tatton said she aided codefendant Heather L. Seehousz  (DOB 3/11/85), of Audubon NJ in an assault on the victim that caused serious bodily injury.  


Judge Allen-Jackson asked about Tatton’s ability to pay the uninsured medical bills, and defense attorney Robert Wolf said she would make the payments, “however long it takes.”  


Assault and robbery charges are still pending against codefendant Seehousz.  If she should plead guilty or be convicted, she would also be responsible for restitution.                                                 



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