On Friday, February 2, 2018, Brandon Mosby, 27, of Camden, was sentenced to an aggregate sentence of 58 years in New Jersey state prison for the murder of 48-year-old John Carey. The sentence was imposed that afternoon by the Honorable Judge Frederick Schuck. Mosby is required to serve approximately 46 years and 6 months of the sentence before he is eligible for parole.
Mosby was found guilty of first degree Murder, second degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose and second degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, on October 4, 2017, after a jury trial. At the trial, Assistant Prosecutor Nevan Soumilas presented evidence and testimony showing Brandon Mosby killed the John Carey during a dispute.
Mosby had been beating his ex-girlfriend in her room inside of a converted boarding house on the 500 block of the White Horse Pike in Audubon on March 4, 2014. The fight ended up in the common area where John Carey, who also rented a room in the boarding house, was seated on the couch. Mr. Carey intervened and tried to protect the woman and her toddler when Mosby again started to physically assault her. Brandon Mosby fired a single shot that struck John Carey in the torso and fled the scene. John Carey died at the scene.
The family, who was present at sentencing, told the court that John Carey was a good Samaritan who lost his life while helping others.
Released Friday, February 2, 2018.