A Penns Grove man has been found guilty of reckless manslaughter after he shot another man in a parking lot in the borough two summers ago, according to Salem County Prosecutor John T. Lenahan.
After two days of jury deliberations, Joseph Bundy, Jr., 32, was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a weapon, aggravated assault and simple assault with a deadly weapon in the August 2012 death of Monty Waye, 25.
Waye, who grew up in Carneys Point and was known locally as “Poppy”, was found shot to death in the parking lot of Broadway Tire on Aug. 11, 2012. He suffered a single gun shot wound to the chest, police said.
Waye’s body was found the next morning by someone on his way to work, police said at the time.
After a two-week search for the suspect and Waye’s mother’s pleas to help bring justice, Bundy was arrested.
Bundy, 30 at the time, was charged with murder and other related offenses. Police said Bundy and Waye had been fighting the night before Waye was killed.
Bundy faces up to 15 years in prison when sentenced. He is being held at the Salem County Correctional Facility.