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WILLINGBORO WOMAN CHARGED WITH KILLING HUSBAND

Images-1January 31, 2017

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Willingboro Director of Public Safety Gregory Rucker announced that a Willingboro woman has been charged with fatally beating her husband yesterday inside of their township residence.

Laciana Tinsley, 42, was charged yesterday evening with one count of Murder and one count of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

The assault occurred inside the residence in the first block of Hancock Lane. The victim was identified as Douglas Tinsley, 74. He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 12:30 p.m.

The investigation revealed that Laciana Tinsley struck her husband in the head multiple times with a fire extinguisher. The motive for the fatal assault is being investigated. An autopsy will be performed today by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood.

Laciana Tinsley was taken into custody at the residence. She is presently lodged in the Burlington County Jail.

She will have a first appearance in Superior Court today before the Hon. Christopher J. Garrenger, J.S.C. A detention hearing will be scheduled soon, and the case will then be prepared for presentation to a Burlington County Grand Jury.

Under New Jersey’s bail law reform, which took effect January 1, 2017, defendants can be held without bail until their case is adjudicated if approved by the judge overseeing the detention hearing.

The case is being investigated by detectives from the Willingboro Township Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.

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