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UPDATE: Family of Man Killed by Resident in Alleged Moorestown Home Invasion Burglary Wants Resident Charged with Murder

By rlsmetro on

A fatal stabbing that occurred at a residence in Moorestown on Sunday has the family of an alleged burglar asking for justice.

The family of Mr. James Doyle’s is asking the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office to charge the Moorestown man who claimed to police that he killed Doyle and stabbed another man after they allegedly broke into his home early Sunday morning.

According to a family member of Mr. Doyle, investigators told him that there was no forced entry into the home in the 700 block of Hartford Road, “was murdered senselessly and without question,”

According to reports, the unidentified, told investigators that two men broke into his home, a struggle ensued, and he stabbed them both with a kitchen knife around 12:20 a.m. Sunday.

EMS pronounced Mr. Doyle dead at the scene. The second man fled and has not been identified.

Hospital officials at The Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro contacted police when a man suffering a non-life threatening stab wound to the leg entered the hospital on Sunday afternoon, but authorities would not say if the man was the suspect with Mr. Doyle during the incident.

According to a family member, Mr. Doyle was driven to the Moorestown home by the second man and did not confirm if Mr. Doyle knew the resident.

A message written on **** described Doyle as a good family man.

“He was an incredibly bright light in all of our lives, and we need your help to make sure real justice is served.” the gofundme page said.

The investigation is active and ongoing.