MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The detention hearing for Joseph D. Porter, the 27-year-old man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend and a well-known comedy club owner to death was moved to Wednesday, Aug. 14.

According to court documents, Porter stabbed Karen Bermudez-Rodriguez, 26, and David Kimowitz, 40, of Maplewood in the early morning hours of Aug. 3 after he exchanged text messages with Bermudez-Rodriguez about their relationship.

Maplewood Police found Kimowitz dead at his home on Walton Road. Bermudez-Rodriguez was found lying in the street injured outside of a neighboring home. She was transported to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead.

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Porter was arrested Sunday in connection with the double homicide and charged with two counts of murder, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and criminal restraint.

His detention hearing is scheduled for Aug. 14, at 9 a.m., in the Essex County Veterans Court House before Judge Nancy Sivilli.