Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson announced a Camden man received a sentence of 12 years in state prison for fatally shooting a man in the city in 2012.

Paul “PJ” Russell, 35, pleaded guilty on Monday (4/18/16) to first-degree aggravated manslaughter in the death of 25-year-old Joram R. Wise of Camden.

Wise was found lying dead on the ground in the parking lot of the Crestbury Apartments in Camden at approximately 9:47 p.m. January 10, 2012.

Russell will be required to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.  The sentence was imposed on Friday by Superior Court Judge John T. Kelley.

Released Friday, May 27, 2016