New Jersey mother charged for stabbing her 5-month-old baby daughter to death

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PENNS GROVE, NJ – A Penns Grove mom is in custody after stabbing her baby to death, the Salem County Prosecutor’s Office reported.

The Salem County Prosecutor’s Office issued the following statement:

Kristhie I. Alcazar, 26, of Penns Grove, has been arrested and charged with murder pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3A in the stabbing death of her 5-month-old daughter.

Late Friday night, December 3, police responded to an open 911 call with audible disturbance in the background. Based upon the 911 call, investigators arrived at Alcazar’s residence on Helms Cove Lane in Penns Grove where they found Alcazar arguing with another person and the body of the deceased infant with visible stab wounds to the chest. Multiple knives and additional evidence were recovered at the scene. The infant’s cause of death has been determined to be homicide as a result of multiple stab wounds to the chest area.

No other persons were injured. The father of the infant was not at the residence at the time of the incident.

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Anyone with additional information regarding this matter is asked to contact Detective Johnathan Seidel at the Salem County Prosecutor’s Office (856) 935-7510 or Detective Jesse Thorn at the Penns Grove Police Department (856) 299-0056.