New Jersey man found lying on top of woman he allegedly stabbed to death, police say

man found lying on top of woman he allegedly stabbed to death
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Oct. 26 2021, Published 1:20 p.m. ET

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A man was found lying on top of a woman he allegedly stabbed to death before trying to turn the knife on himself, New Jersey police say.

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Around midnight on Oct. 24, the Washington Township Police Department received a 911 call regarding an incident at a home in Washington Township, New Jersey, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said.

Once at the scene, police said they found 48-year-old Patrick J. Camilli lying on the floor on top of 51-year-old Mary E. Huber, who lived at the residence.

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Huber suffered from multiple stab wounds and bruises and was transported to Valley Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, officials said.

Camilli had self-inflicted stab wounds and was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center. There, he was listed in stable condition, authorities said.

After investigating, detectives determined Camilli murdered Huber with a knife. But, officials did not release a possible motive for the alleged assault.

Camilli was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, police said.

He remains in custody at Hackensack University Medical Center pending his first appearance in court, officials said.

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