2nd male sentenced in murder of sleeping woman at N.J. blueberry farm – NJ.com

18December 2020

The second of 2 men founded guilty of murdering a female while she slept during a home intrusion at a Winslow Township blueberry farm was sentenced Friday to 40 years in jail, according to a joint statement from the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and the Winslow Township Police.

Tyler Dralle, 23, of Vineland, was handed his sentence two weeks after Kwamere Benjamin, 20, of New Castle, Delaware was provided a 38-year state prison sentence, authorities said. The two males got in the home around 3:50 a.m. on June 25,

2017 after Dralle had actually scoped it out weeks earlier during his time working there, authorities stated. Dralle and Benjamin strolled into the bed room of Deanna Scordo, 45, shot her three times, and made off with$276 in rolled coins, the workplace stated. Scordo's father, who was sleeping in your home, called 911 and told the dispatcher he saw 2 males using black hoodies leave your house but he could not explain them further, authorities said. When cops came to the house, located on the 700 block of Bairdmore Avenue,

around 4 a.m., they found Scordo on the flooring of her bed room and she was pronounced dead quickly afterwards, authorities said. Deanna Scordo, 45, was shot to death in her household's farmhouse in Winslow Township in 2017. Matt Gray|For NJ.com

An investigation was started and a witness told investigators that Dralle informed him that he and Benjamin shot Deanna Scordo while robbing the house, authorities have stated,

however it was not clear if this declaration was made as a tip or during a cops interview. As investigators talked to more witnesses, the evidence started to accumulate versus Dralle and Benjamin and the set was arrested and charged in early August 2017, the workplace said. Dralle and Benjamin were both found guilty of one count of felony murder on Jan. 23, 2020 following

a six-week trial led by Acting Assistant Prosecutor Peter Gallagher, according to the statement.”We all expect to be safe in

our own homes, especially when we go to sleep in the evening,”Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer said in a statement.”Deanna Scordo went to sleep that night not understanding she would suffer such a horrific fate at the hands of these 2 defendants.””This case really stood apart to our workplace due to the fact that it is everybody's worst nightmare– having the security and sanctity of one's own house breached in such a despicable way, “Mayer continued.”While we understand it will never bring Deanna back, we hope to honor her memory and deliver some step of justice to her family by holding these 2 men accountable for taking her life.” Thank you for relying on us to supply the journalism you can trust. Please think about supporting NJ.com with a voluntary subscription.

Chris Sheldon may be reached at csheldon@njadvancemedia.com!.?.!.

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