Camden County Prosecutor Warren E. Faulk reported the following people were indicted for criminal deaths in Camden County. A Grand Jury handed down the indictments on February 27 and they were returned March 6.
Aleem Mayes, M/18, of the 2900 block of Berkley Street, indicted on 1st degree Aggravated Manslaughter in the death of Allen Briscoe, M/66, of Camden. Briscoe was driving a 2004 black Ford F-150 on 30th Street approaching Berkley Street about 7:30 p.m. on January 23, 2012, when his vehicle struck a 16-year-old female at low speed. The girl was knocked down but sustained very minor injuries. The girl’s boyfriend, Mayes, approached Briscoe and argued with him about the incident. Mayes is accused of then punching Briscoe once in the face. Briscoe fell to the ground, unconscious, and was still confused when officers arrived. He was transported to Cooper Hospital where he died. An autopsy determined Briscoe suffered an aneurysm as a result of blunt force trauma.
Julio Martinez, M/25, of the 200 block of Baldwin Lane in Camden, indicted on counts of Murder and Felony Murder. Martinez is accused of stabbing Sophia Ortiz, F/22, to death at her home on the 400 block of Boyd Street in Camden on May 25, 2012. Martinez is accused of attacking Ortiz, the mother of two of his children, after making numerous threats against her. He broke into her home the night of the killing through a second-story window and kicked open a door to stab her.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.