Zachary Latham Wiki – Zachary Latham Bio
Zachary T. Latham, 18, of Vineland, allegedly stabbed William T. Durham Sr., 51, multiple times Monday night after a verbal dispute turned violent on Thornhill Road, according to a criminal complaint.
Zachary Latham Age
He is 18 years old.
Zachary Latham Killed William Durham
A friend of the victim said the killing came after Latham “terrorized” the family for several weeks. Apparently, an argument began in front of the Durham home involving Latham, his wife, and Durham and his wife, according to the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office. Latham left the scene and went to his nearby house. While driving, Latham was able to see Durham Sr. and his two children, William T. Durham Jr., 21, and a 17-year-old man, following him, he told police.
At his home, Latham retrieved a knife and a stun gun and confronted the family as they arrived.
One of the Durhams took a “fighting stance” with Latham, according to a probable cause affidavit. While Latham was fighting with three family members, two of his friends joined the fray when his wife recorded the encounter on her phone, police said. The fight started at the Latham driveway and continued to the garage. Latham used an electric pistol on the victim and stabbed him with two knives, according to police. One of the knives is described as having a four-inch fixed blade. Durham was stabbed in the back and left arm, according to the complaint. “William T. Durham was fatally wounded by the accused during a prolonged physical assault,” police said in the complaint. Latham was rushed to a hospital for injuries, treated and released.
He has been charged with two counts of second-degree aggravated assault, one count of first-degree aggravated manslaughter, four counts of third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.
Catherine T. Durham was charged with fourth-degree criminal trespass and simple assault, a disorderly persons offense.
Durham’s 17-year-old son and William T. Durham Jr. were both charged with third-degree aggravated assault and fourth-degree criminal trespass.
Latham was taken to the Cumberland County jail, and the charges against the others were issued by summonses.
Who is William Durham?
Durham worked as a senior correctional police officer at South Woods State Prison, the state Department of Corrections confirmed. He was hired in March 2001.
“Officer Durham was a beloved and valued member of the team,” according to the post on the DOC’s Facebook page. “Please join the department in extending condolences and prayers of support to all those whose lives he touched.”