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The Bobster
01-01-2017, 06:15 AM

Suspect Stones Man to Death in Atlantic City: Police
The suspect is accused of hitting the victim in the head "multiple times with stones."
By David Chang and Brian X. McCrone
Published at 2:54 PM EST on Dec 31, 2016 | Updated at 12:38 AM EST on Jan 1, 2017


A man stoned another man to death in Atlantic City, according to police.

Atlantic City Police responded to the 1200 block of Adriatic Avenue at 8:43 a.m. Saturday where they found the body of Ricky Ward, 52, of Atlantic City, inside a trashcan. An investigation led to the arrest of Thomas Green, 64, of Atlantic City, police said.

Green is accused of hitting Ward in the head "multiple times with stones." He is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Green was processed and lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $1,000,000 full cash bail.

The Bobster
01-04-2017, 05:23 PM

New Jersey Suspect Charged in 'Stoning' Death Makes First Court Appearance
Published 5 hours ago | Updated 4 hours ago

An Atlantic City man who allegedly used stones to fatally beat another man and then left his body in a trash can has made his initial court appearance.

Thomas Green didn't enter a plea during Wednesday's hearing in Mays Landing. He faces murder and weapons charges in the death of 52-year-old city resident Ricky Ward, whose body was found Saturday morning.

Atlantic County prosecutors say the 64-year-old Green hit Ward in the head "multiple times'' with the stones. But they haven't disclosed a motive for the attack.

There was confusion at the hearing over Green's legal representation. Green indicated that he couldn't afford a lawyer and would need a public defender, then later said he could hire an attorney.

Green faces a life sentence if convicted on the murder charge.

01-06-2017, 12:24 PM
A.C. man accused of killing with stones makes first court appearance (http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/a-c-man-accused-of-killing-with-stones-makes-first/article_5211d6a9-2102-548e-b999-8d6983973f2b.html)
http://www.newnation.org/Images/2017/ThomasGreen.jpgMAYS LANDING — A 64-year-old Atlantic City man appeared in court Wednesday on charges he killed a 52-year-old man with stones and stuffed him in a trash can. Thomas Green arrived in court Wednesday afternoon from the Atlantic County jail and heard the charges against him as six police officers stood nearby. Green asked Judge Bernard E. DeLury to read the charges to him even though he said he had a copy of the complaint against him. He said he did not bring his copy of the charges to court.