A former Morristown NJ resident who allegedly killed his mother in North Carolina reportedly confessed to the murder.
The 34-year-old suspect allegedly murdered his mother, who also used to reside in Morristown, New Jersey. According to authorities, the suspect strangled his 58-year-old mother to death in Cary, NC.
Five days earlier, the suspect allegedly murdered his 28-year-old girlfriend in North Carolina.
Police reportedly connected the suspect to the killings when he dialed 911. Law enforcement in North Carolina indicated that the suspect confessed to the murders during the phone call to police.
The suspect’s mother used to live in Morristown NJ before she moved to North Carolina to work as a realtor.
The suspect, who formerly lived in Morristown and New Brunswick, New Jersey, has been charged with two counts of murder.
Now the suspect is set to be arraigned on murder charges in a North Carolina court.
Although the suspect faces severe penalties, including life in prison or even the death penalty, if convicted on the criminal charges in NC, he could have faced similarly severe punishments if he had been charged in New Jersey. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, murder is a first degree felony and carries a potential penalty of life imprisonment in NJ State Prison.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Man Accused of Killing Mom from Morristown due in Court, Report Says.”