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Two Teens Plead As Adults in Gloucester Township Homicide

ImagesMarch 18, 2014 at 5:23pm -

Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle reported two juveniles were waived to adult court and pleaded guilty Tuesday in the killing of a Gloucester Township man last year.

Jevon Coleman Robinson, M/16, of Edgewater Park, pleaded guilty as an adult to Aggravated Manslaughter and Aggravated Assault Tuesday. He is expected to be sentenced to 23 years incarceration on the Aggravated Manslaughter offense, 85 percent of which must be served before he is parole eligible. He is further expected to be sentenced to 10 years incarceration on the Aggravated Assault offense, to be served concurrently to the first sentence.

Isaac Mimes, M/18, of Willingboro, pleaded guilty as an adult to a count of Armed Robbery. He is expected to be sentenced to a term of 12 years incarceration, 85 percent of which he must serve before he is eligible for parole.

Coleman Robinson and Mimes admitted in hearings Tuesday that they planned to obtain marijuana from Lamar Ortiz, a 20-year-old resident of the Autumn Ridge Apartments in Gloucester Township, on July 15, 2013. They had no intention, however, of paying for it. They admitted to contacting a friend who knew Ortiz and drove with him and a fourth man, Joshua Texiador, M/20, of Westampton, to Ortiz’s apartment. Mimes said in his plea he was aware Coleman Robinson, who was driving, carried a concealed handgun.

When they arrived Ortiz came to the vehicle’s passenger window and talked with the group. They asked him to show them the marijuana they wanted to buy and he refused. When they insisted he walked away from the car. Coleman Robinson then drew his gun and pointed it at Ortiz.

Coleman Robinson said during the hearing the friend who knew Ortiz, who was sitting in the back seat, tried to grab the gun. Coleman Robinson admitted to hitting him in the head with the gun repeatedly. He admitted that he then shot Ortiz, killing him.

Sentencings for Coleman Robinson and Mimes are scheduled for April 25. Both will remain housed in the Camden County Juvenile Detention Facility until sentencing.

Texidor is charged with Felony Murder and Robbery. His case is still pending prosecution.

All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

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