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New Jersey Woman, 75, Suspected in Fatal Beating and Stabbing of 81-Year-Old Live-in Boyfriend, Cops Say

Elderly Woman Accused of Killing Elderly Boyfriend in New Jersey
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81-year-old Gary Johnson was found beat to death in his home. Now, police say his 75-year-old live-in girlfriend has been charged with murder.

Apr. 2 2024, Published 4:01 p.m. ET

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Police say a 75-year-old woman has been arrested in New Jersey after she allegedly fatally beat and stabbed her 81-year-old boyfriend in their home.

Around 5:40 p.m. on March 31, officers with the Hamilton Township Police Department responding to a residence in Mays Landing found Gary Johnson dead and suffering from multiple wounds to his head and body, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

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An autopsy was completed by the South Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, which determined Johnson died of blunt force trauma and stab wounds, officials said.

According to a police report obtained by NJ.com, investigators identified Eileen Bright, Johnson’s live-in girlfriend, as the primary suspect.

Bright allegedly told a neighbor about the killing and admitted to detectives that she killed Johnson in their home, officials claimed.

Officers said they recovered a knife inside the couple's residence.

A motive for the killing was not provided by the prosecutor’s office or included in police reports.

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Bright was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, and two counts each of fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and third-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose.

She was booked into the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

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