MORRISTOWN, NJ - Lila Lucariello of Parsippany has been indicted on charges related to the stabbing death of her mother, announced Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.

On May 29, 2019 an indictment was returned against Lucariello, charging her with first degree murder, third degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, fourth degree unlawful possession of a weapon and second degree endangering the welfare of children, they announced.

According to authorities, the cause of death was "multiople stab wounds and the manner of death was determined to be homicide".

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On September 1, 2018, at approximately 8:27 a.m., members of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department were dispatched to 3579 Route 46 East, Apt. 57B, Parsippany, NJ for a 911 call, said authorities. Upon arrival, officers found a deceased woman’s body inside the apartment. The deceased woman was identified as Salwa Kahn-Tamr, age 58, of Prospect Park. The Defendant’s husband had contacted 911 after returning home that morning and finding Kahn-Tamr, they said.

Lucariello was found inside the apartment and was identified as the victim's daughter. Investigators determined that the Defendant had been in the apartment with her mother and the Defendant’s infant daughter during the overnight hours. A knife believed to be used by the Defendant to inflict the fatal injuries was also collected from the apartment, said police.

*Editor's Note- The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the Defendant is presumed innocent unless and until she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

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