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MAYS LANDING – A Camden City man was sentenced today after he pleaded guilty last month to Aggravated Manslaughter in the 2017 death of an Atlantic City man, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

Johnny Morgan, 34, (photo) was sentenced before Judge Rauh to 15 years in New Jersey state prison under the No Early Release Act (NERA) and he must serve 12 years 6 months before he is eligible for parole. Upon release, Morgan will be subject to 5 years of parole in accordance with the plea agreement.

Andrew McGarrigel, 53, of Atlantic City died on November 23, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained on November 3, 2017 in the area of N. Virginia Ave in Atlantic City. During an altercation with McGarrigel, Morgan punched him once in the head and he fell to the ground and was unconscious. McGarrigel never regained consciousness and died from his injuries at Atlanticare Medical Center-City Campus a few weeks later.

The cause of death was determined by Southern Regional Medical Examiner as head injuries with complications and the manner of death is homicide.

Assistant Prosecutor Harlee Stein represents the state in the matter.


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published | April 28, 2019