Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that three men were sentenced today for their role in the fatal beating of an Edison man on November 6, 2011.
Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Dennis Nieves sentenced Michael Doce, 36, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, to 30 years in New Jersey state prison and required to spend 30 years behind bars followed by an additional 5 years of parole.
The sentence was imposed after Doce was found guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit murder on June 21, 2017 following an eight week trial in New Brunswick before Superior Court Judge Dennis Nieves.
During the trial, Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Vincent Vitale and Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Kristen Pridgen presented evidence and testimony that Doce convinced a co-defendant, Daniel F. Medaglia to kill Kelvin Dumo, 28, of Edison.
Police were alerted to the crime when the victim’s body was discovered at Viking Terminal on Jernee Mill Road in Sayreville. Kelvin Dumo died from blunt force trauma to the head.
Police arrested and charged Doce after Sgt. Michael Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and retired Detective Douglas Sprague of the Sayreville Police Department determined that Doce discussed the homicide with Medaglia before the victim was fatally beaten on November 6, 2011.
A judge sentenced Daniel F. Medaglia, 32, of Edison, to 30 years in New Jersey state prison and is required to spend 30 years in prison followed by an additional 5 years of parole.
The sentence was imposed by Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Dennis Nieves, in accordance with a plea agreement reached with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. Medaglia pleaded guilty to murder in the first degree and agreed to testify against Doce at trial.
Another co-defendant, Ryan Morrell, 35, of Dunellen, was sentenced to a probationary term of one year with the conditions that he remains offense and drug free. Morrell pleaded guilty to a disorderly person’s offense of hindering the apprehension of another, Daniel Medaglia, by driving him from the crime scene.