Two Sleeping Children Stabbed


Camden police searching for killer who stabbed 2 sleeping children

Published: Monday, September 03, 2012, 8:20 AM Updated: Monday, September 03, 2012, 8:27 AM

By The Associated Press

Camden police searching for killer who stabbed 2 sleeping children

Published: Monday, September 03, 2012, 8:20 AM Updated: Monday, September 03, 2012, 8:27 AM

By The Associated Press
CAMDEN — Authorities are continuing their search for an unknown killer who stabbed a 6-year-old boy to death while he slept in his Camden bedroom and slit the throat of the boy’s sister while she was sleeping.

The siblings were under the care of a teenager when someone apparently entered their New Jersey residence early Sunday morning and killed him while he slept, authorities say. The victims’ mother was in the hospital and their father was out of state when the attack occurred.

Dominick Andujor was killed and his 12-year-old sister was critically wounded, her throat slit, as she slept in another room at the Camden home, authorities say. She was hospitalized in Cooper University Hospital, which would not discuss her condition, citing privacy concerns.

A 9-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl, who was babysitting the three younger children, were unharmed, said Jason Laughlin, a spokesman for the Camden County prosecutor’s office.

Law enforcement agencies wanted to talk to a man who lives in the area in connection with the 2 a.m. Sunday attack. He apparently had lacerations on his hand. But authorities said they were not targeting one person, and it was not clear why the children were attacked.

Nakyta McCray, who lives nearby, said the man she believes police were looking for is well-known around the neighborhood. She said he plays with the local children and seemed to be a peaceful person.

“People would never think he would do something like this,” she said.

Camden County prosecutors said Dominick was pronounced dead at the scene; they would not release further details on the attack, including what type of weapon was used.

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