A former Morristown New Jersey resident accused of murdering his mother in North Carolina reportedly offered a confession to police.
The 34-year-old suspect stands accused of killing his mother, who also used to live in Morristown, New Jersey. According to law enforcement, the suspect strangled his 58-year-old mother at their shared residence in Cary, North Carolina.
Five days before allegedly murdering his mother, the suspect allegedly killed his 28-year-old girlfriend.
Police were able to connect the suspect to the homicides when he dialed 911 and allegedly confessed to both killings.
Years ago, the suspect’s mother lived in Morristown NJ before deciding to move to North Carolina in order to work as a realtor.
The suspect, who also used to live in New Brunswick, NJ, was charged with two counts of murder in North Carolina.
Now the suspect is going to be arraigned on serious criminal charges in a North Carolina court.
Although the suspect is subject to significant penalties, including life imprisonment or possibly the death penalty, if convicted in NC, he would have faced similarly severe penalties if he had been charged in NJ. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, murder is a first degree crime and carries a potential punishment of life imprisonment in New Jersey State Prison.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Man Accused of Killing Mom from Morristown due in Court, Report Says.”