Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Lindenwold Police Chief Thomas Brennan announced a Sicklerville man has been convicted for a 2011 double homicide in Lindenwold.
A jury found James M. Harris, 28, guilty today of two counts of first-degree murder and two weapons offenses in the killing of Kevin Gould of Berlin and Daquan Hines of Lumberton.
Gould, 24, and Hines, 22, were fatally shot inside a parked gold Toyota Camry outside the Pine Ridge Apartments at 1900 Laurel Road in Lindenwold on the night of December 9th, 2011. Lindenwold Police responded at approximately 9:23 p.m. for reports of shots fired. The victims were deceased at the scene when officers arrived.
During the trial, Assistant Prosecutor Peter Crawford presented testimony and evidence showing Harris was in the backseat of the vehicle when he fatally shot both victims who were sitting in the front of the car. Cell phone records showed the defendant traveling from Sicklerville to Lindenwold just prior to the shootings, as well as placed him in area of murders at the time they occurred and then showed him traveling back to Sicklerville after.
Harris faces a potential maximum sentence of double life in state prison. He is currently serving a 17-year sentence in federal prison for armed robbery. He is scheduled to be sentenced on February 5th.
Released Friday, December 18th, 2015.