Authorities in Atlantic County reported that on Friday, September 8, 2023, Rashanah Camper, 29, of Atlantic City, pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted murder and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.
Officials said the plea agreement recommends an eight-year New Jersey State Prison sentence on the attempted murder charge, where she must serve 85% of her sentence before being parole-eligible.
She is to receive a five-year prison sentence for the endangering charge to be run concurrently.
According to officials, on April 24, 2019, Camper hired a then 16-year-old juvenile, Naim T. Madison, to shoot the victim, D.M., in the area of Atlantic and Tennessee Avenues in Atlantic City.
Camper provided Madison with the handgun used in the shooting and drove him around the city until they located D.M. Camper then pointed the victim out and told Madison to “shoot,” officials stated.
Authorities say Madison then exited the vehicle, shot D.M. multiple times in the upper torso area, and D.M. was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City.
She suffered a collapsed lung but survived, and officials say Camper paid Madison a sum of $5,000.00 for the shooting.
Madison was waived up to adult court, officials said and previously pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted murder and first-degree conspiracy to commit murder.
His plea agreement calls for a New Jersey State Prison sentence of seven years, where he must also serve 85% of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.
Camper had another unrelated case for possessing and distributing narcotics while she was out on pre-trial release pending the outcome of the attempted murder case, officials say.
Authorities say Camper pleaded guilty in that case and will also serve five years to run concurrent to the other charges.
Camper’s sentencing is scheduled for October 19, 2023, in front of the Honorable Dorothy Garrabrant, J.S.C., and according to officials, Madison’s sentence is scheduled for October 11.