MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — A 23-year-old New Jersey woman allegedly stabbed her mother to death in their Mount Laurel apartment, officials said Saturday.
Marisa Rivera is accused of killing Denise DeNapoli around 3:30 a.m. Friday, prosecutors said.
Officers went to check on DeNapoli after the 56-year-old woman failed to show up to work, officials said. Concerned co-workers had contacted the Mount Laurel Township Police Department.
Officers found Rivera at a hotel on Route 73 on Friday night. They haven’t yet determined a motive for the slaying.
Rivera was charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.