FREEHOLD – After a more than 4-year joint investigation, an Asbury Park man has been arrested and charged with the 2013 murder of Daniel Graves, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Dominique Moore, 25, of Asbury Park, was charged with first degree Murder and second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. Moore is being lodged in the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold Township pending a detention hearing.
Moore’s arrest is the result of a lengthy joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Asbury Park Police Department, which began on January 10, 2013, after the shooting of Daniel Graves, 23, of Asbury Park.
Asbury Park police responded to the corner of Bangs and Dewitt Avenues after receiving a report of multiple shots fired around 8:20 p.m. on January 10, 2013. The investigation revealed that the victim left a pizzeria in Asbury Park, followed by a small group. Shortly thereafter, Dominique Moore shot the victim, Daniel Graves, of Asbury Park and fled the scene on foot. Police found Graves lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. Graves was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Township where he died at 8:57 p.m.
If convicted of Murder, Moore faces a minimum sentence of 30 years in a New Jersey state prison without parole and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, subject to the provisions of the “No Early Release Act” (NERA) requiring him to serve 85 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for release on parole. He would also be under parole supervision for five years following his release from state prison.
If convicted of Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, he faces a maximum of 10 years in a state prison, subject to a mandatory minimum of one-third of the sentence imposed or 3½ years, whichever is greater, without parole.
The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Meghan Doyle.
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.
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