Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a Camden man will serve prison time for his role in a robbery that left a Riverside man dead.
Eugene Harrison, 24, was sentenced on Monday to 17 years in state prison. He pleaded guilty in June to one count of armed robbery in connection with a stick-up that resulted in the death of 40 year-old Michael Haller.
Harrison, who also goes by the name Hairston, and a co-defendant, 18-year-old Hassan Dallas of Camden, approached Haller on Vine Street in Camden on October 16, 2012, and walked with the victim to the site of the shooting on the 600 block of Erie Street. Dallas then went into a nearby home, retrieved a gun and returned to rob Haller. The victim resisted and was shot by Dallas.
The defendants ultimately fled without getting any money. Haller was pronounced dead on October 17, 2012.
Dallas, who was 15 at the time of the killing, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated manslaughter in March 2014 after being waived from juvenile court to adult court. He sentenced in May 2014 to 19 years in state prison.
Both defendants are subject to the No Early Release Act and will be required to serve at least 85 percent of their sentences before they are eligible for parole.
Released Thursday, July 9, 2015.