Authorities in Bergen County reported the arrest of Mr. Patrick J. Camilli, 56, of Washington Township on charges of murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and illegal possession of a weapon.
According to Bergen County officials, on Sunday, October 24, at approximately 12:05 a.m., the Washington Township Police Department received a 911 call reporting an incident at 41 Lexington Court in Washington Township.
Officials say officers responded and located Camilli on the floor on top of Ms. Mary E. Huber, 51, who lived at that address.
Police said Ms. Huber, who suffered multiple stab wounds and bruises, was transported to Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, where doctors pronounced her dead a short time later.
EMS transported Camilli to Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, where he is in stable condition following self-inflicted stab wounds.
An investigation conducted by detectives from the Washington Township Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit revealed that Camilli murdered Mary E. Huber with a knife, Bergen County officials said.
Officials say he is in custody at Hackensack University Medical Center pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.
Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would like to thank the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington Township Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.
The investigation remains active and ongoing.