A Teaneck New Jersey man faces murder charges after allegedly stabbing his mother and brother during a violent altercation.
According to authorities, the tragedy began when the 60-year-old suspect got into a heated argument with his brother at a Ward Plaza house on 72 Ward Street in Teaneck, NJ. The family members reportedly lived together at the home.
At some point, the altercation escalated and things became physical. The suspect allegedly grabbed a knife and fatally stabbed his 52-year-old brother. The brothers’ 84-year-old mother, who was present during the altercation, was also fatally stabbed.
The Teaneck Police Department got a call about the fatal stabbings and sent officers to the residence. Teaneck NJ police were joined at the scene by officers from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.
Law enforcement investigated the incident and eventually arrested the suspect.
If the suspect is convicted of first degree murder, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, murder is the most serious criminal offense listed in the NJ Criminal Code. A conviction on first degree murder charges could result in life imprisonment in New Jersey State Prison, with a minimum term of incarceration of 30 years.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “2 Stabbed in Teaneck Home, Report Says.”