Authorities say because Crockam was convicted of murdering Patrolman Christopher Matlosz, the law requires a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
At the start of Jahmell Crockam’s murder trial, prosecutors said the defendant had vowed several times to friends that he would sooner kill a police officer than go to jail.
Jahmell Crockam was charged with shooting Officer Christopher Matlosz after the officer pulled his police cruiser alongside the 19-year-old.
Sen. Robert Singer says it should be applied to those convicted of murdering a child, killing a police officer in the line of duty, or committing a fatal terrorist attack.
Jahmell Crockam and another man were charged with the Oct. 15 shooting death of Justin Williams, whose body was found dumped on a Lakewood street corner.
Under a shining sun there was a sea of blue as thousands of police officers from New Jersey and beyond gathered to mourn the loss of their brother, fallen Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz.
Family, friends and fellow officers will gather at a Howell Township funeral home to honor Lakewood Patrolman Christopher Matlosz.
Jahmell Crockam, the man accused of killing a policeman Christopher Matlosz turned away from the judge three times Tuesday and mouthed “I love you” to his relatives.
A man accused of gunning down a New Jersey police officer is scheduled to make his first appearance in court Tuesday afternoon.
The Lakewood, New Jersey community is reeling with shock after the senseless death of a beloved police officer.
Jahmell Crokam, 19, was accused of pulling a gun and repeatedly shooting Matlosz, leaving him to die in the hospital less than an hour later.
Police signed murder charges Saturday against a 19-year-old man they accuse of fatally shooting a New Jersey police officer who had driven up beside him and started to question him.