Vineland teen charged with killing neighbor is out of jail
The fatal fight that led to the death of a veteran corrections officer was recorded by the accused killer's wife, according to the affidavit obtained by BreakingAC.
Zachary Latham, 18, is accused of fatally stabbing William Durham Sr. during an altercation May 4 inside Latham's garage that involved Durham's family and two of Latham's friends, according to the affidavit. The fight began at Durham's home down the road. Both fights were captured on Sarah Latham's cell phone, according to the affidavit.
Latham is free following a detention hearing May 14. Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae declined comment on that outcome. Latham had allegedly been harassing Durham's wife for weeks, and had an altercation outside the Durhams' home down the street from him prior to the fatal fight. Both the verbal altercation at the Durhams' home and the fatal one at Latham's house were recorded by the defendant's wife, Sarah Latham. Zachary Latham admitted going into his kitchen and arming himself with a knife and stun gun when he saw the the Durhams were following him home after a verbal altercation with them. Latham swung the knife first at Durham's son, William Jr., and missed, according to the report. When the father then approached Latham, he was struck in the right arm with the knife. This sparked an altercation that included Latham's friends Moses Rios and Dylan Aristy, the affidavits states. Latham at one point used the stun gun on Durham Sr. , then stabbed him in the back and left underarm, according to the report. Latham later admitted retrieving a second knife during the altercation. Sarah Latham captured both the verbal and physical altercations on her cell phone, which was taken by investigators as evidence.
Vineland teen charged with killing veteran corrections officer
A Vineland teen who mocked a neighbor on a mobile video-sharing site for weeks is now accused of killing the woman’s husband after a confrontation with the family.
William "Timmy" Durham Sr., 51, was a 19-year veteran corrections officer at South Woods State Prison. He died Monday night, after 18-year-old Zachary Latham stabbed him several times during a fight Monday night, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said Wednesday. Latham also also is accused of using stun gun on Durham’s 21-year-old son, William Jr., during the incident.
Durham Jr., his mother and 17-year-old brother were issued summonses for trespassing and assault.
The Durhams went to Latham’s home after an incident hours earlier at the Durhams', according to the charges.