Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Lindenwold Police Chief Thomas Brennan announced a Sicklerville man has been sentenced to 75 years in state prison for a 2011 double homicide in Lindenwold.
James M. Harris, 28, will serve this sentence consecutively to a 17-year term he is currently serving in federal prison for armed robbery. The sentence was imposed on Thursday by Superior Court Judge Frederick J. Schuck.
Harris was convicted by a jury in December 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.
Released Friday, March 11, 2016.