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.
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.