Brothers Convicted of Atlantic City Murder

Two brothers–already serving federal life sentences - were convicted Wednesday evening of the murder of an Atlantic City man in February 2013, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

According to authorities, this evening, a jury convicted Atlantic City brothers Mykal and Malik Derry of Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder for the 2013 shooting death of 25-year-old Tyquinn James.

Officials say the fatal shooting happened on the corner of Adriatic and S. Carolina Avenues in Atlantic City at approximately 7:30 p.m., on February 10, 2013.

According to the autopsy report, James was shot three times, once in the back and twice in the head.

“The greater Atlantic City region is far safer knowing that the Derry brothers will be incarcerated for life, whether in State or Federal prison. I want to thank all of the law enforcement agencies responsible for assisting in bringing them to justice,“ Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.

The Derry brothers are facing 30 years to life in New Jersey State Prison and are currently in custody at the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 25, 2018.