A Mercer County grand jury returned a three-count indictment on Wednesday charging Mr. Helder Rosa with the Mother’s Day stabbing death of 32-year-old Ms. Leydi Lemos-Delgado, officials reported.
According to officials, Rosa, 37, of Lamberton Street, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and one count of fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.
Officials say that he remains detained in the Mercer County Correction Center pending trial.
The charges are the result of an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force, officials reported.
At approximately 1:30 a.m. on May 12, Hamilton police responded to a residence on Steward Street after receiving a 911 call, according to officials.
Police forced entry into the secured home to find both a male and female stabbed. Lemos-Delagado was pronounced dead at the scene and Rosa was transported to the hospital, officials say.
Officials report that the indictment is a result of an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force. Assistant Prosecutor Stacey Geurds presented the case to the grand jury.
Despite having been indicted, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.