Atlantic City Man Convicted in 2012 Murder
Officials announced that Joshua Cross was convicted on Dec. 10th, by an Atlantic County jury for the murder of a 25 year-old Atlantic City man, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
The case was tried before the Honorable Patricia M. Wild, J.S.C. and on Monday afternoon, a jury found Cross, 31, guilty of the following charges: first-degree Knowing/Purposeful Murder, first-degree Conspiracy to Commit Murder, third-degree Endangering Child Welfare, and fourth-degree Aggravated Assault by Pointing a Firearm.
Officials say on July 29, 2012, Sedrick Lindo was shot dead on a front porch in the Carver Hall Apartment Complex in Atlantic City. A 3 year-old boy who was on the porch with his mother at the time of the shooting was sent to the hospital with injuries from a ricochet bullet. Lt. Kevin Ruga of the ACPO Major Crimes Unit and Atlantic City Police Det. Mitzi Cruz and Det. Neil Kane investigated the case and identified the defendant, Joshua Cross as a co-defendant and co-conspirator to the murder.
According to authorities, Joshua Cross was 24 years-old at the time of the fatal shooting and is the first defendant to go to trial. The remaining co-defendants are awaiting trial.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the ACPO Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department.
Cross’ sentencing is scheduled for January 11, 2019.
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