Two men who were convicted in January of felony murder for killing a Mays Landing man in 2015 were sentenced Wednesday to half a century in prison.

Maurice Burgess - Photo: ACPO

According to Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner, Sterling Spence and Maurice Burgess were each sentenced to felony murder (50 years in state prison), unlawful possession of a handgun (8 years in state prison), and possession of a firearm by a convicted person (7 years in state prison). Their sentences will be served concurrently for an aggregate of 50 years under the No Early Release Act.

Sterling Spence - Photo: ACPO

The third and final defendant, Charles Wynn, will be sentenced on April 18.

Tyner's office says 23-year-old Devonte Molley of Mays Landing was shot and killed in Atlantic City on December 21, 2015. On that night, Atlantic City Police responded to the Baymont Inn & Suites Atlantic City Madison Hotel on Martin Luther King Boulevard for a report of an injured man. Upon arrival, police Molley bleeding from an injury to his abdomen. Molley was taken to ARMC-City where he was later pronounced dead. An autopsy determined the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the abdomen.