Fight to toss man's life sentence could go before N.J. Supreme Court

WOODBURY — A man sentenced to life in prison for fatally beating, strangling and stabbing a Paulsboro woman in 2012 could see his appeal go before the state Supreme Court.

A jury found Samuel K. Davis, 50, guilty of aggravated manslaughter in 2015 after prosecutors argued that he used a golf club to strike Thriza Sweeten, 79, in the head at her home in Paulsboro. They also argued that he stabbed her twice, and strangled her with a phone cord.

Last month, an appellate panel ruled that Davis should get a new criminal trial due to the trial court not properly …read more

Source: Gloucester

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