Michael Cogan, M/26, of Pine Hill, was stabbed to death about 4:50 a.m. Monday in the 2600 building of The Greens at Pine Hill.
A 29-year-old Philadelphia man, Stefan Curry-Burkett, was arrested near the scene on Blackwood-Clementon Road near The Birches Apartments. Curry-Burkett is charged with Murder and Felony Murder. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. before Superior Court Judge Lee Solomon in Courtroom 36 of the Hall of Justice in Camden.
Curry-Burkett is accused of breaking into the victim’s apartment by climbing onto a balcony and entering through a sliding glass door. In the apartment he assaulted Cogan and stabbed him repeatedly. Cogan was in a relationship with Curry-Burkett’s estranged wife and was targeted by the suspect.
Prosecutor Faulk and Chief Winters credited the swift arrest to a fast response from Clementon and Lindenwold police, who were called to assist Pine Hill officers. A Clementon police officer spotted Curry-Burkett running from The Greens at Pine Hill shortly after the stabbing was reported and detained the fleeing man.
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