South Jersey woman charged in murder by nail clipper
MILLVILLE — A woman accused of using a nail clipper to stab a man has been charged with murder, authorities announced Tuesday.
Kathleen Ayala, 30, also faces weapons charges stemming from the attack that occurred early Sunday at a mobile home complex in Millville.
Ayala and Axel Torres, 35, were arguing in their trailer when the dispute turned physical, according to the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office.
Torres left the trailer, but prosecutors said Ayala chased after him, repeatedly stabbing him. Torres lost consciousness and was taken to a hospital but died there on Monday.
Ayala initially was charged with assault, but prosecutors announced Tuesday that the count had been upgraded to murder following Torres' death. It wasn't known if she's retained an attorney.
An arrest booking photo for Ayala was not immediately available Tuesday afternoon.
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