(FREEHOLD) An Asbury Park man pleaded guilty Thursday to Attempted Murder admitting he was responsible for the 2010 shooting of a Neptune Township man on Monroe Avenue, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Felix A. Negron, 26, of Asbury Park, pleaded guilty to first degree Attempted Murder before a Monmouth County Superior Court Judge in connection with the August 27, 2010, shooting of 29-year-old Bonnie Ivery in front of a house on Monroe Avenue in the township.
As part of his plea agreement, the State will recommend Negron be sentenced to 12 years in a New Jersey state prison, subject to the provisions of the “No Early Release Act” (NERA) which requires him to serve 85 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for release on parole.
Negron is scheduled for sentencing on March 24, 2014 before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge
Joseph W. Oxley, J.S.C.
Neptune Township Police Department responded to a 911 call around 6 p.m. on August 27, 2010, reporting a man was been shot in front of 1318 Monroe Avenue. When officers responded they found Ivery, of Neptune Township, on the ground with from a single gunshot wound to the abdominal area. Ivery was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he was treated for serious injuries resulting from the gunshot wound. After several days of treatment in the hospital he was eventually discharged.
A joint investigation into the shooting was launched by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Neptune Township Police Department. Information was developed during the course of the investigation that led to several eyewitnesses who identified Negron as the individual who shot Ivery. As a result Negron was placed into custody by the police the next day, on August 28, 2010, and charged with first degree Attempted Murder, second degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and second degree Certain Persons not to have Weapons.
The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Thomas C. Huth, Director of the Office’s Major Crimes Bureau. Negron is represented by John Perrone, Esq. of Long Branch.