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Christopher Matlosz

Jahmell Crockam, center, who is accused in the murder of Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz, stands next to Deputy Public Defender Frank Gonzalez, left, during an appearance before Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Jahmell Crockam Gets Life In Prison For Lakewood Cop Killing

Authorities say because Crockam was convicted of murdering Patrolman Christopher Matlosz, the law requires a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

03/22/2012

Jahmell Crockam, center, who is accused in the murder of Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz, stands next to Deputy Public Defender Frank Gonzalez, left, during an appearance before Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Prosecutor: Suspect Killed Lakewood Cop To Avoid Going To Jail

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.

02/01/2012

Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz is seen in a vehicle - File / AP Photo/Jeffery Hanlon via Asbury Park Press

Suspect Indicted In Lakewood Officer’s Killing

Jahmell Crockam was charged with shooting Officer Christopher Matlosz after the officer pulled his police cruiser alongside the 19-year-old.

03/18/2011

An execution chamber is seen in Huntsville, TX - Jun 23, 2000 - Photo: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers

NJ Sen. Still Wants Death Penalty; Christie Would Sign

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.

01/26/2011

Jahmell Crockam, center, who is accused in the murder of Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz, stands next to Deputy Public Defender Frank Gonzalez, left, during an appearance before Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Teen Charged With Killing NJ Cop Faces New Charges

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.

01/21/2011

Large police turnout for Officer Christopher Matlosz' funeral on Jan. 20 (credit: CBS 2)

Thousands Say Goodbye To Slain NJ Police Officer

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.

01/20/2011

Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz is seen in a vehicle - File / AP Photo/Jeffery Hanlon via Asbury Park Press

Wake Today For Fallen Lakewood Police Officer

Family, friends and fellow officers will gather at a Howell Township funeral home to honor Lakewood Patrolman Christopher Matlosz.

01/19/2011

Jahmell Crockam, center, who is accused in the murder of Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz, stands next to Deputy Public Defender Frank Gonzalez, left, during an appearance before Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Man Accused In Lakewood Cop Shooting Faces Judge

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.

01/18/2011

Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz is seen in a vehicle - File / AP Photo/Jeffery Hanlon via Asbury Park Press

Court Date Set For NJ Police Shooting Suspect

A man accused of gunning down a New Jersey police officer is scheduled to make his first appearance in court Tuesday afternoon.

01/18/2011

Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz is seen in a vehicle - File / AP Photo/Jeffery Hanlon via Asbury Park Press

Candlelight Vigil Held For Fallen NJ Police Officer

The Lakewood, New Jersey community is reeling with shock after the senseless death of a beloved police officer.

01/17/2011

Candles And Roses At Officer Matlosz' Home (credit: CBS 2)

Lakewood Cop Shooting Suspect Arrested In Camden

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.

01/16/2011

Patrolman Christopher Matlosz

Authorities Still Looking For Suspect In NJ Cop Shooting

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.

01/15/2011