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Screen Shot 2017-01-08 at 18.25.01ATLANTIC CITY – An Atlantic City man was charged and arrested yesterday for the 2014 killing in Atlantic City of a 22-year-old Absecon man, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton announced.

On Dec. 22, 2014, at 7:47 p.m., Atlantic City Police responded to the 1200 block of Adriatic Avenue in response for a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival police found a man dead, the apparent victim of a shooting. The victim was identified as Kenneth Sandoz, 22, of Absecon, NJ.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit also responded to the scene.

Next-of-kin were notified.

An autopsy performed on Dec. 24, 2014 by the New Jersey Southern Regional Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds, and the manner of death: homicide.

An investigation of more than 2 years by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department resulted in the arrest yesterday of Alexander Campbell, 24, of the 1300 block of Mediterranean Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ.

Campbell was arrested Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at the Atlantic County Justice Facility, where he was being held on an unrelated matter, by detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Atlantic City Police Department. Campbell was processed for the arrest at the Prosecutor’s Office, and returned to the custody of the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office  P.O. Box 2002  4997 Unami Boulevard, Suite 2 Mays Landing, NJ 08330  Phone: (609)-909-7800  Fax: (609)-909-7802

Campbell is charged with:

  •   2 counts of Murder for purposely, and for knowingly, causing the death of Kenneth Sandoz by shooting him in the body multiple times with a firearm— crimes of the 1st degree,

  •   Possession of a Weapon (handgun) for an unlawful purpose—a 2nd degree crime, and

  •   Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (handgun)—2nd degree crime.
    Campbell is scheduled to appear in Atlantic County Superior Court for a first

    appearance at 2:00 p.m. today, January 26, 2017.

    A conviction for murder carries a potential sentence of incarceration in New Jersey State Prison for a period of 30 years to life. The potential penalty for a 2nd degree conviction is 5-10 years in prison.


    ***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.***

    Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666, or the Atlantic City Police Department Investigations Division at (609)-347-5766.