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Paulsboro Man Gets Seven Year Sentence After Punching Man to Death


A 32-year-old Paulsboro man was sentenced today in connection with the March 29, 2016 beating death of John Scott.

According to authorities, Kevin M. Mosley, 32, of Paulsboro, was sentenced Friday to seven years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to second-degree assault as a result of negotiations with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.


In the incident, Scott was found unconscious on the street near his Pine Street home. 

Police said, Scott left his residence to purchase cigarettes at a convenience store, when four males in an SUV reportedly approached him and one of them punched him.

According to police, Scott died of a head injury four days later.


In sentencing, Superior Court Judge Robert P. Becker said he found no mitigating factors favoring leniency for Mosley and called him an addict who will remain lawless until his drug dependency is effectively addressed.