Dominique Moore, 25, of Asbury Park pled guilty in January to first degree Aggravated Manslaughter. Moore admitted to having in his possession a loaded 9mm handgun, pointing the gun at the victim, pulling the trigger and killing Daniel Graves, 23, also of Asbury Park.
On the first degree Aggravated Manslaughter charge, Monmouth County Superior Court Judge David F. Bauman, P.J.Cr., sentenced Moore to 12 years in state prison, which makes him subject to the provisions of the No Early Release Act (NERA). This sentence requires Moore to serve 85 percent of the sentence before he is eligible for release on parole. Once released, Moore will be on parole supervision for a period of five years.
Moore’s guilty plea is the result of a 4-year joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Asbury Park Police Department.
Asbury Park Police responded to the corner of Bangs and Dewitt Avenues after receiving a report of multiple shots fired around 8:20 p.m. on January 10, 2013. The investigation revealed that Graves left a pizzeria in Asbury Park followed by a small group. Shortly thereafter, Moore shot Graves and fled the scene on foot. Police found Graves lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. Graves was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Township where he was pronounced deceased at 8:57 p.m.
The case was prosecuted by Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutors Meghan Doyle and Emily Cartmell.
Moore is represented by Mark Bailey of Newark.