ALBANY, N.Y. — Two Albany men were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in the October 2013 murder of Edward Maxim at Cortland Place.
Jahmeek Croley, 27, and Jovell White-Span, 23, were each found guilty of felony second-degree murder back in November, in connection with the death of Edward Maxim.
Maxim was shot and killed on October 19, 2013. Albany Police say they received a call of shots fired in the area of Washington Avenue and Cortland Place around 3:10 a.m.
Shortly after the initial report, Albany Medical Staff contacted authorities that a man walked into the ER with a gunshot wound. Police determined the two calls were related. Maxim died at the hospital.
Both men were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in Albany Court. The sentence was requested by both the District Attorney’s office and Maxim’s family.
“EJ,” as friends and loved ones called him, leaves behind a son. Edward’s sister Renee Maxim says his son still asks for him every day. She explained to the court and the defendants how much she has suffered since her brother’s death.
“I was fighting depression. I had a fear of thinking that someone was waiting for me when I parked my car in the evening. Confusion, and not understanding why this happened. I finally went to counseling to help me move past the fear and depression. Our lives have been forever changed,” she said.
Maxim says she believes getting guns off the street is one step in trying to fight this type of crime.