Clementon man found guilty in teen murder case

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CAMDEN, NJ – A 50-year-old man has been found guilty on multiple charges of murder after shooting and killing one teen and injuring another in 2018.

County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay said, “On February 23, 2022 defendant Jermaine Venable, 50, of Clementon was found guilty on charges of first degree Murder, first degree Conspiracy to Commit Murder, second degree Aggravated Assault, second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and second degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.”

Under the same indictment, on February 24, 2022 the jury found the defendant guilty of second degree Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons and first degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

According to records released by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, on July 18, 2018 the defendant shot and killed 18-year-old Jonathan Rojas and injured then 18-year-old Devon Fisher of Glassboro while they were in a parked vehicle in the area of 4th Street and Kaighn Avenue in Camden. The defendant was arrested that same day in the area of 8th and Thurman Streets in Camden.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 6, 2022.