Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a Camden man already convicted of a murder in Pennsylvania was sentenced to 22 years in prison for a fatal 2011 shooting in Camden.
A jury found Laurie Wint, M/26, guilty in the June 8, 2011 killing of 19-year-old Kevin Miller at Eutaw Park between Eutaw and Benson avenues in Camden.
Wint was convicted by a jury in June of Passion Provocation Manslaughter, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Certain Persons not to Possess a Weapon and Resisting Arrest.
During the trial, Assistant Prosecutor Peter Crawford presented evidence Wint shot Miller in the chest, and then chased after the injured man.
Miller and Wint encountered each other in the park after Miller learned Wint spent the day with a woman Miller was dating.
Wint offered self-defense as an explanation for the killing, but in cross examination Crawford highlighted details in Wint’s accounts that differed from witness testimony and presented letters in which Wint described the shooting as a murder and made no mention of being afraid for his life in a confrontation with Miller.
Crawford also noted Wint disposed of his weapon and hid from authorities after the shooting, actions that did not support a claim of justified homicide.
Wint’s sentence in New Jersey will run consecutive to his term in Pennsylvania. He will be required to serve at least 16 years before he is eligible for parole.
Wint is currently serving a term of 25 years, 12 and a half years of which must be served before he is eligible for parole, for third-degree murder in Pennsylvania. He pleaded guilty to the stabbing death of Tyrone Newman, M/33, in Warminster Township, Bucks County, on July 24, 2011.
Between the two killings, Wint has been ordered to serve 47 years in prison.