On October 17, 2019, Corey Malloy, 40, of Camden, was charged with the beating death of Nathaniel Perry.

On September 26, 2019, at approximately 8:32 a.m., Camden County Police responded to the area of the 1200 block of Mechanic Street in response to a 9-1-1 call of an unconscious male who had been assaulted.

When officers arrived, they located the victim, Nathaniel Perry, 57, of Camden, lying on the ground and unresponsive. Nathaniel Perry was transported to Cooper University Hospital and later transferred to an inpatient Hospice Care facility where he succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

Yesterday, the Gloucester/Camden/Salem County Medical Examiner determined that the cause of Mr. Perry’s death was Blunt Head Trauma and ruled the manner of his death a Homicide.

Corey Malloy was arrested on September 26, 2019, shortly after assaulting Mr. Perry.  He was initially charged with Aggravated Assault and later ordered detained at the Camden County Correctional Facility pending trial.  Yesterday, Malloy was charged with first-degree Murder according to the Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki.  A detention hearing on the murder charge has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 22, 2019, before the Honorable Frederick J. Schuck, J.S.C.

All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

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Released Friday, October 18, 2019.