Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk reported a plea Wednesday in a 2012 homicide.
William W. White, M/60, of Camden, pleaded guilty Wednesday to Aggravated Manslaughter before Superior Court Judge Frederick Schuck. At a sentencing on April 10, Schuck could sentence White to as much as 20 years incarceration in a New Jersey state prison. White would have to serve 85 percent of that time before becoming eligible for parole.
White admitted in court Wednesday his killed his longtime partner, Alma Brito-Reyes, F/49, at her residence on the 3000 block of Hartford Road in Camden. He told the court he and Brito-Reyes had been arguing and he brought a gun into a room with her during the argument. Brito-Reyes had been in the process of ending a long-term relationship with White.
White told the judge he proceeded to beat her with the gun and choked her. After her death White took her car and withdrew $500 from an ATM at a Mount Ephraim Wawa. He then drove her car, a 1997 Mercury Marquis, to Times Square in New York City and abandoned it there. He took a train to Florida and stayed there until he was found at a homeless assistance center in Homestead, Fla., where he was taken into custody.
The victim died some time between the night of June 3, 2012 and the 11 a.m. the next morning, when her body was discovered by a relative. The time of death was not able to be definitively determined.