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Man Found Dead in Sicklerville Alleyway Identified; Police Make Arrest

Sicklerville New Jersey

A 47-year-old Atlantic City man has been arrested for yesterday’s killing of Justin Turay, 23, of Sicklerville, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

Atlantic City Police responded to a 9-1-1 call on the morning of July 12, at approximately 8:25 a.m. for a report of a man found lying in an alleyway off South Tennessee Avenue. 

Upon arrival, police found the body of Justin Turay, 23, of Sicklerville.

An investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit with the assistance of the Atlantic City Police Department led authorities to the arrest of Timothy T. Knight, 47, of Atlantic City.

Knight was charged yesterday with aggravated manslaughter and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the stabbing death of Justin Turay yesterday morning. 

The State alleges that Knight stabbed Turay about the body multiple times with a knife, resulting in Turay’s death.

Knight was lodged early yesterday evening in the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of $520,000 full cash bail—$500,000 for the aggravated manslaughter charge, and an additional $20,000 for the weapons offense—set by Superior Court Judge J. Christopher Gibson of the Atlantic and Cape May Vicinage.

Knight’s first court appearance is scheduled for today at 1:30 p.m., before Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Michael A. Donio.

The autopsy is scheduled for later today. Next-of-kin has been notified.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666. Witnesses may also contact the Atlantic City Police Department Investigations Division at (609)-347-5766.