Segmund Jermaine Boyd pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the murder and robbery of Red Bank businessman Winston Gant.
Boyd, 40, received 18 years each on sentences of second-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery.
At the same time, charges of felony murder, especially aggravated robbery and aggravated robbery were dismissed against the second man charged in the case, Adrian Ladon Gustus. Prosecutors cited a lack of proof against Gustus.
The victim was the father-in-law of House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick.
Boyd had one prior conviction for theft (Class C felony), while Gustus had numerous prior convictions.
Mr. Gant was a long-time resident and businessman of Red Bank.
Shortly after midnight on July 28, 2012, the Red Bank Police Department responded to the shooting at 2401 Briggs Ave., where Mr. Gant was found shot. He was transported to the hospital where he died three days later.
Police initially said that witnesses stated that Gustus demanded money from the businessman and a struggle ensued before Mr. Gant was shot. Gustus took the victim’s wallet and cell phone during the incident, it was stated.