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Pleasantville man sentenced in 2019 death of teen girl in Atlantic City
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Pleasantville man sentenced in 2019 death of teen girl in Atlantic City

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Jurors have convicted a suburban Minneapolis police officer of first-degree and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Black motorist Daunte Wright. The jury deliberated for 27 hours over four days before finding Kim Potter guilty of both counts on Thursday. Potter, who is white, was a Brooklyn Center police officer when she shot and killed the 20-year-old Wright during an April 11 traffic stop. Potter has said she mistook her handgun for a Taser while she and other officers were trying to arrest Wright on an outstanding warrant for a weapons possession charge. She faces about seven years in prison on the most serious count under the state's sentencing guidelines, but prosecutors said they'd seek a longer-term.

A 20-year-old Pleasantville man was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old fellow city resident in July 2019, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill said Monday.

Nahquil Lovest pleaded guilty in July 2020 to aggravated manslaughter. He must serve 85% of his sentence.

Lovest was arrested July 26, 2019, in the death of Naimah Bell. Bell was shot and killed shortly after 4 a.m. July 25, 2019, inside a home on Massachusetts Avenue in Atlantic City.

An autopsy determined the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death to be homicide.

Atlantic City and Pleasantville police participated in the investigation.

Contact Nicholas Huba: 

609-272-7046

nhuba@pressofac.com

Twitter @acpresshuba 

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