Suspect charged for stabbing, murder after body found in basement

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Berlin, N.J. – A man has been charged after he allegedly fatally stabbed another man, Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Berlin Borough Police Chief Millard Wilkinson announced.

At approximately 8:56 a.m. Tuesday, John Teresa, 33, of Berlin reported in person to the Berlin Borough Police Department. That led officers to his residence on Kerhart Avenue.

Officers located David Schwartzburt, 38, of Lindenwold deceased in the basement at that residence with a stab wound to his chest. A knife was recovered around the scene.

Teresa has been charged with one count Murder (1st Degree), one count Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (3rd Degree) and one count Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (4th Degree).