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Boyfriend killed Englewood mother of little girl, then SMOTHERED child when she witnessed it: DA

A 34-year-old Bergen County school custodian has been arrested in the murders of his girlfriend, an Englewood mother, and her 5-year-old daughter, whom he smothered when the child witnessed her mother’s stabbing death, authorities said Tuesday.

Michael C. Brady, of Teaneck,  was arrested for the deaths that shook the New Jersey community Monday.

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said Brady fought with Tam Marie Pitts-Gaddy that morning, eventually stabbing her to death. The DA said he killed the daughter, Natasha  – smothering her with a plastic bag — after she witnessed the murder.

Michael Brady

Michael Brady dated the woman he is accused of stabbing to death for three years.

Authorities said Pitts-Gaddy’s family confronted Brady about her whereabouts, and when he escorted them to her home, he acted as though he were shocked by the deaths.

Brady and Pitts-Gaddy had dated for three years, and Brady had lived in the apartment from time to time.

Brady, a citizen of Jamaica who has lived in the U.S. since he was a child, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and third degree hindering apprehension.  Bail is set at $2 million. He will be in court Thursday at 1:30 p.m.


7 Comments to “Boyfriend killed Englewood mother of little girl, then SMOTHERED child when she witnessed it: DA”

    Jesus said:
    January 30, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    He deserves to die I hope he gets raped repeatedly in jail

      Sontaya said:
      January 31, 2013 at 8:13 AM

      You and me both! This is troublesome! He worked in the school system around children? ! He’s going to get everything he deserve !

    Beth said:
    January 31, 2013 at 7:17 AM


    Sontaya said:
    January 31, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    That was a coward move! Kill your girlfriend and her child?? Insensitive! He deserves the death penalty even though I’m against it! Horrific! God Bless their families…nowadays, it’s scary to date men! We have some sick ones out there!

    Krystal said:
    January 31, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Amazing! Yes he is lower than words can do justice, and deserves to rot. But take note how it's highlighted that he's Jamaican. He's no more Jamaican than Barack is African. He has been here since he was a child. Jamaicans do many good things, but when they do it's never mentioned that they are Jamaican. Stop already! Or – at least try to strike a balance, announce when Asians, Guyanese, Canadians, etc. do wrong too. The fact that he was born in Jamaica has nothing to do with the crime, after all he is more influenced by American culture anyway (this is where he grew up)!

    vannessa said:
    January 31, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Are blacks cursed or something. Come on. Omg. I am black but when I see things like this “proud to be black takes another twist.

    Kevin said:
    March 14, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    It says he is a citizen of Jamaica, so even though he grew up here, he choose to keep his Jamaican citezenship. What should happen is that every person who is not a citizen of the US should either become a citizen, or move back to where they are from. Everyone is quick to hate on America, but this guy probably couldn't survive in Jamaica….

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