Jahmell Crockam

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)

Jahmell Crockam Found Guilty Of Murdering Lakewood Cop

A jury has convicted a 20-year-old man of murder in the death of a Lakewood police officer who was shot to death as he sat behind the wheel of his police cruiser last year.

02/16/2012

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

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Jury Selection To Begin In Lakewood Officer’s Killing Trial

Ocean County prosecutors say 20-year-old Jahmell Crockam shot patrolman Christopher Matlosz after the officer drove up alongside him on August Drive last January.

01/17/2012

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

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

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