Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Winslow Police Chief Robert Stimelski reported a Sicklerville man admitted in court on Monday to fatally shooting a man inside a Winslow barbershop in 2011.
Jamal Herrin, 42, pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated manslaughter in the death of 40-year-old Terrance Barnum of Sicklerville.
Winslow Police found Barnum shot in the head inside the Old School Nostalgia Barber Shop on the 500 block of Sicklerville Road on December 31, 2011. Children were present at the barbershop at the time of the shooting.
Officers had been dispatched to the business shortly after 6 p.m. for reports of a fight. While traveling to the barbershop, police received another 911 call for the same location about a man with a gun and a person shot.
Detectives interviewed several witness who described an altercation in front of the shop between Herrin and a group of males. After a verbal dispute, Herrin retreated to his car, retrieved a handgun and returned to the front of the barbershop where he shot Barnum.
He was arrested in the early morning hours of January 3, 2012, at a hotel in Logan Township, Gloucester County.
Herrin did not provide a motive for the killing in court when accepting his plea on Monday.
Herrin faces up to 25 years in state prison when he is sentenced on July 17 before Superior Court Judge Michele Fox. Under the No Early Release Act, he will be required to serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence before he is eligible for parole. This sentence will run consecutively to the 10-year federal sentence he is currently serving for a drug offense.
Released Tuesday, June 2, 2015.