TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman stabbed a man to death and used money taken from him to get a tattoo with his name, birth and death dates on her arm.

Charlotte Carman, of Trenton, faces murder charges in the May 31 death of 33-year-old Paris France Way. Prosecutors say the two had an ongoing dating relationship. Way was stabbed multiple times in the chest.

NJ.com reports that police say the 38-year-old Carman confessed to them. They say she told them she took $180 from Way's pocket and used $50 to pay for an "RIP PARIS" tattoo.

Attorney Kathleen Redpath-Perez told The Trentonian that Carman was fighting for her life after Way hit her with a grocery bag containing a 2-liter plastic soda bottle.

 

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Judge Darlene Pereksta maintained her bail at $770,000 Friday morning.