FIRST COURT APPEARANCE IN MANSLAUGHTER CASE

An Atlantic City man who was charged with second-degree manslaughter  in connection with the Feb. 15 death of a Florida man, had his initial court appearance this afternoon where he was formally advised of the charges against him, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel stated.

Tyvon Junne, 26, was arrested and charged with killing Charles Baker, 22, of Fort Meyers. It is alleged that Junne punched and kicked the victim. The victim was found lying face down on the southeast corner of Hobart Avenue and Marmora Avenue in Atlantic City after 10 p.m. on Tuesday night.

At 10:10 p.m. dispatch at the Atlantic City Police Department received a 911 report that a man was down. Upon arrival, Atlantic City Police Officers discovered the victim. Junne was arrested the following day. Atlantic County Medical Examiner Dr. Hydow Park conducted a preliminary autopsy and determined Baker died from blunt force trauma to the head, face and torso.
During the brief hearing today Superior Court Judge Bernard E. DeLury asked Junne if he had received a copy of the complaint. The defendant said that he did have a copy of the complaint and that he had read the charges against him, according to Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Maher who represented the state.
Junne’s bail remains at $100,000 cash or bond set on Wednesday. If convicted of manslaughter, a crime of the second-degree, Junne could face up to 10 years in prison and $150,000 in fines.

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