Malmgren sentenced for the death of two teenage girls

December 5, 2014

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner announce the sentencing of Joshua Malmgren, 33 year old male of Wildwood, NJ for Aggravated Manslaughter, which is a crime of the first degree.

On July 31, 2012, at approximately 9:17 PM, the Middle Township Police Department responded to the report of an auto pedestrian accident at 14 Bayshore Road, in the Green Creek section of Middle Township, NJ. Upon arrival, officers discovered two unresponsive teenage girls lying on the side of the road. A short time later, these two girls were pronounced deceased via telemetry. Officers observed the driver of the vehicle, Joshua Malmgren still on the scene. An investigation ensued by the Major Crimes Unit of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and Detectives from the Middle Township Police Department. It was learned that Joshua Malmgren operated his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs.

In September 2014, Joshua Malmgren pled guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter in the death of these two teenage girls. On December 5, 2014, Joshua Malmgren was sentenced by the Honorable John Porto, Judge of the Superior Court to eighteen (18) years in New Jersey State Prison with the No Early Release provision which stipulates that the defendant must serve a minimum of eighty five (85%) of the imposed sentence.

Prosecutor Taylor recognizes the efforts of the agencies involved which resulted in the successful conclusion of this investigation and prosecution.