Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Bethlehem Begins Thanksgiving Week With a Homicide
Detective Moses Miller stated that there was no record of prior incidents at the Jones home, and that her three children (aged 6, 9 and 11) were being looked after by friends.
Jones admitted the stabbing.
"It is a clue to a holiday," remarked Chief Mark DiLuzio, "We don't want to see this kind of thing." Northampton County District Attorney John Morganell called the case "a real tragedy. The caretaker of these three children is now in custody." He authorized thefiling of a general charge of homicide, which could range from first degree murder to involuntary manslaughter.
Morganelli and Bethlehem police urged people who feel the pressure of the holidays to seek help. There are a lot of resources in the Lehigh Valley," Morganelli noted.
The domestic violence hotline number is 1-800-799-7233. "No fees, no names, no judgment. Just help."