HO-HO-KUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Murder charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey man who allegedly stabbed and beat his mother to death.
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said bail was set at $2 million for 24-year-old Nicholas Piotti, of Ho-Ho-Kus, who was taken into custody early Monday and was then taken to a hospital. Molinelli told The Record that Piotti had no “physical issues,” but further details were not disclosed.
Molinelli said Piotti’s 63-year-old mother, Karen, suffered multiple stab wounds and beating trauma in the attack. Her body was found early Monday.
A possible motive for the slaying has not been disclosed.
A neighbor told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith the killing was a tragedy and that the Piotti’s husband has lost his whole family.
It was not known if Piotti has retained an attorney.
His first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories:
- All-Female Nude Shakespeare Performance Seeks To Change Perceptions In Prospect Park
- 6.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Rome, Central Italy
- City Health Department Continues Full Court Press Against Zika With Public Forum
- Epic Gridlock Prompts Travelers To Drag Luggage Along Grand Central Parkway To LaGuardia