Resident of Franklin Township Found Guilty in Perth Amboy Murder
By: Moe M.
On December 21, 2017, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office announced that a resident of Franklin Township, Jahmmel Cephas, was sentenced to sixty (60) years in N.J. State Prison for the murder of a Perth Amboy resident in 2015. Cephas is a thirty-five (35) year old male living in the Franklin Park area of the Township.
On September 6, 2017, Jahmmel Cephas was found guilty for shooting and murdering a man named Richard Pryce, a thirty-one (31) year old resident of Perth Amboy, New Jersey. The Honorable Judge Colleen Flynn at the Superior Court gave Jahmmel Cephas the sixty (60) year sentence in N.J. State Prison.
This sentence was given after Jahmmel Cephas was charged and found guilty of First Degree Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Possession of a Firearm with a Purpose to use it Unlawfully, Hindering Apprehension, Tampering with Evidence and being a Certain Person Prohibited from having a Weapon.
Jahmmel Cephas will have to serve an aggregate sixty (60) year sentence which includes additional 10-year prison term. He has a previous criminal record including aggravated assault cases and weapons incidents.
All persons are assumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.