Sicklerville man sentenced for 2014 homicide

Last week, Kevin Ambrose was sentenced to 63 years in prison for the 2014 murder of his girlfriend.

The following message is from the Winslow Township Police Department:

Kevin Ambrose, 56, was sentenced on April 12 to life in the New Jersey State Prison for the murder of his girlfriend, Jennifer Bongco.

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A jury found Ambrose guilty of murder, endangering the welfare of a child, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon on February 15.

Assistant prosecutor Peter Crawford presented evidence at the trial that Ambrose stabbed Bongco at least 52 times inside of his vehicle on July 25, 2014.

The victim’s five-year-old daughter was a passenger in the back seat and witnessed the stabbing. Just after midnight, he left Jennifer Bongco’s body on Erial Road in Sicklerville before leaving the five-year-old alone on the front step of her house covered in her mother’s blood.

Ambrose was apprehended and taken into custody by the United States Marshals Service at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City the next day.

Ambrose was sentenced by the Honorable Gwendolyn Blue of the New Jersey Superior Court.

Ambrose is required to serve at least 63 years of his life sentence before being eligible for parole. The life sentence must also be served consecutively with a five-year sentence for endangering Jennifer Bongco’s daughter.

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