Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Cherry Hill Police Chief Bud Monaghan reported charges have been filed in a Cherry Hill homicide.
On December 18, 2013, at 1:38 am, the Cherry Hill Police Department responded to 2420 Church Road for the report of a person in need of medical attention. In a detached storage shed located on the rear of the property officers located the victim, James Conley, M/50. Conley was awake and alert and advised officers he was feeling pain in his ribs and could not feel his legs. Conley stated he had accidentally fallen. While en route to Cooper University Hospital, emergency medical personnel noticed Conley had several wounds on his back that were consistent with stab wounds.
James Conley became paralyzed from the chest down as a result of the injuries he sustained on December 18, 2013. On June 9, 2014, James Conley died from his injuries. On June 11, 2014, an autopsy was performed by Dr. Charles Siebert of the Gloucester/Camden/Salem County Medical Examiner’s Office and he initially ruled the manner and cause of death as pending but alerted investigators that Conley’s death was probably a homicide. On August 28, 2014, Dr. Siebert concluded his evaluation and ruled the manner of James Conley’s death to be homicide.
During the next few months, Detective John Moyer of the Cherry Hill Police Department and Detective Michael Rhoads of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office were able to identify Daniel Jurczyk, M/21, 135 Pine Street in Mt. Holly as a possible suspect. On September 30, 2014, detectives conducted an interview with Jurczyk, who is currently incarcerated on unrelated charges. During the interview Jurczyk admitted to stabbing Conley in the back with a knife and then fleeing the scene.
Jurczyk is currently in custody and he will be arraigned on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11:00 am in Superior Court of Camden County; Courtroom 36, 5th Street and Mickle Boulevard, Camden, New Jersey
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.