The Salem County Prosecutor’s Office said Ms. Kristhie I. Alcazar, 26, of Penns Grove, has been arrested and charged with murder pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3A in the stabbing death of her 5-month-old daughter.
According to a statement released by the prosecutor's office, on late Friday night, December 3, police responded to an open 911 call with audible disturbance in the background.
Officials said based upon the 911 call, investigators arrived at Alcazar’s residence on Helms Cove Lane in Penns Grove, where they found Alcazar arguing with another person and the body of the deceased infant with visible stab wounds to the chest.
Multiple knives and additional evidence were recovered at the scene.
The infant’s cause of death has been determined to be homicide due to multiple stab wounds to the chest area.
No other persons were injured, according to the Salem County Prosecutor's Office
The father of the infant was not at the residence at the time of the incident.
Anyone with additional information regarding this matter is asked to contact Detective Johnathan Seidel at the Salem County Prosecutor’s Office (856) 935-7510 or Detective Jesse Thorn at the Penns Grove Police Department (856) 299-0056.
The above are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. RPC 3.6(b)(6).