A Superior Court Judge sentenced two Atlantic City men, one to 38 years in prison and the other to 16 years in prison, for multiple crimes in 2007 at an Atlantic City rooming house. The duo was convicted on Sept. 17 of several offenses including armed robbery, robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, criminal restraint, terroristic threats and conspiracy, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel announced.
In addition, Tyshiem Murphy, 28, was convicted of possession of a weapon by a convicted person, while his co-conspirator, Raheem Hayes, 21, was convicted of possession of cocaine.
During today’s court proceeding Superior Court Judge granted the state’s application to sentence Murphy to an extended term based upon his prior criminal history, according to Chief Assistant Prosecutor Cary Shill who represented the state.
On Feb. 4, 2007, Nyjua Kemp went to a rooming house in Atlantic City with a female acquaintance identified as Amy Scott. Upon entering a room, Murphy and Hayes exited the bathroom armed with a .25-caliber handgun. While Murphy pointed the gun at Kemp, Hayes took Kemp’s cell phone, car keys and $75. Atlantic City Police arrested Murphy and Hayes the night of the incident. They were indicted in April of 2007, Shill said.