A Camden New Jersey man was recently convicted of murdering his girlfriend’s mother at her home in Merchantville, NJ.
The homicide occurred in November 2013 at the 50-year-old victim’s house in Merchantville, New Jersey. According to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, the 28-year-old suspect forcibly entered the victim’s home two weeks after his girlfriend dumped him. Once the suspect was inside the residence, he fatally stabbed the victim with a knife.
The suspect also reportedly attempted to murder his 22-year-old girlfriend.
The suspect fled the scene after the crimes; however, police were able to track him down at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.
The suspect’s trial finally began on October 6, 2015 in Camden County Superior Court. At the conclusion of the trial, the superior court jury found the suspect guilty on all charges.
Since N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3 classifies murder as a first degree criminal offense, the suspect faces significant penalties when he is sentenced.
The suspect will appear once again in Camden County Superior Court on December 4 so that he can be formally sentenced in the case. The suspect faces a potential sentence of life imprisonment in NJ State Prison.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “N.J. Man Convicted of Murder in Stabbing Death of Girlfriend’s Mother.”