Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Eric D. Kaplan, 31, of Fair Lawn, on charges of Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
According to authorities, on July 8th, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a domestic violence assault had occurred on Halstead Terrace in Fair Lawn, which resulted in the death of Ann Kaplan.
An investigation revealed that Eric Kaplan assaulted the victim with a knife. The victim was able to dial 911 during the assault but was unable to communicate with the dispatcher. The Fair Lawn Police Department responded to the abandoned 911 call and found the home secure.
Officers observed, through a window, the victim lying on the floor. Officers forced entry into the home and treated the victim’s injuries. The victim was later pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson.
As a result of the investigation, Eric Kaplan was arrested and charged with one count of Murder and Unlawful Possession of A Weapon.
According to authorities, Kaplan was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing on July 13th.
Acting Prosecutor Calo states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.