UPDATE: Man Pleads Guilty to Fatal Stabbing in Atlantic City

An Atlantic City man has pleaded guilty in connection to the March 2017, fatal stabbing of 38-year-old Daimyen S. Mortimore, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

Authorities say Faheem Harris, 36, pleaded guilty to first degree Aggravated Manslaughter on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, before Judge Jeffrey Waldman. Harris will serve 12 years in New Jersey state prison and must serve 85% of the sentence in accordance with the No Early Release Act (NERA). Harris is to have no contact with the victim’s family and will be responsible for any required restitution.

Officials say on March 23, 2017, Atlantic City Police, paramedics, and emergency medical service personnel responded to a home on the 100 block of Albion Place, Atlantic City after a 9-1-1 call was received at 3:32 p.m.

Inside the home, police found Mortimore, of Kentucky Avenue, Atlantic City, who was the apparent victim of a fatal stabbing. Mortimore was pronounced dead at the scene. A joint investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the
Atlantic City Police Department resulted in the arrest of Harris, who resided at the Albion Place address where the stabbing occurred.

According to authorities, on June 15, 2017, a Grand Jury returned a 3-count indictment against for first degree Aggravated Manslaughter, third degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. Harris is being held at the Atlantic County Justice Facility until sentencing, scheduled for Feb. 22, 2019.

This investigation was a cooperative effort between the ACPO Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department.

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.

People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.