According to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, the 33-year-old suspect and his 35-year-old wife got into a heated argument at their residence, which is located on Wright Avenue in Stratford, New Jersey. The argument reportedly turned violent, resulting in the victim being fatally shot.
Camden County police were later asked to conduct a well-being check at the house. When police officers got to the residence, they discovered the victim dead from a gunshot wound.
Camden County NJ police investigated the killing and spoke with the suspect’s family members.
Investigators reportedly found out that the suspect dropped off his young child at a relative’s house in Lindenwold NJ not long after the homicide.
Investigators also reportedly learned that the suspect and the victim had been having “marital difficulties” prior to the killing.
Authorities eventually located the suspect in Alexandria, Virginia and arrested him.
The suspect is charged with first degree murder. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, a conviction for first degree murder could result in life imprisonment, with a minimum mandatory term of incarceration of 30 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was being held at a Virginia jail. He will probably be extradited back to Camden County NJ at some point so that he can face the murder charges.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Man Charged with Killing His Wife in Camden County.”