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Ho-Ho-Kus Man Charged In Mother’s Slaying

Police on the scene of a murder in Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. (credit: CBS 2)

Police on the scene of a murder in Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. (credit: CBS 2)

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.

Ho-Ho-Kus Man Charged In Mother's Slaying

hohokus Ho Ho Kus Man Charged In Mothers Slaying
Jim Smith reports

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.

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