New Jersey man pleads guilty to his role in brutally beating a man who later died
An Atlantic City man who aided in the collective brutal beating of a man in Pleasantville who later died, has pleaded guilty.
Jamaul Timberlake, 31, of Atlantic City along with his brothers, Garnell and John Hands, attacked 19-year-old Irving Mayren-Guzman outside of Centerfolds Cabaret on Delilah Road on January 23, 2022 shortly after the victim was escorted out of the strip club by bouncers, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.
Investigators with the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office reviewed video of the incident taking place providing them with evidence showing Timberlake and his brothers assaulting the teenager following an altercation.
This was also something which Timberlake admitted to in entering a guilty plea to third-degree Aggravated Assault in court and that he and the others knowingly outnumbered Mayren-Guzman as they carried out their attack that led to significant injury.
It also led to a fatal outcome as his body was found in a marsh near the club two days by a search party volunteer after he was reported missing.
He died due to hypothermia, drowning, and alcohol intoxication, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.
Timberlake asked to be released from custody in jail after admitting his guilt and role in the attack, but the court denied that request citing his threat of danger to the community.
He is looking at a possible four years in New Jersey State Prison when sentenced but that along with his own guilty plea are contingent, the ACPO said, on his brothers doing the same.