MAHWAH, N.J. — A man faces murder charges after his wife was found stabbed to death in a bathroom at their northern New Jersey townhome.
Bergen County prosecutors said 73-year-old Dieter Zimmermann also faces weapons charges stemming from the death of 69-year-old Jaquelin Zimmerman.
Police found her body on a bathroom floor when they responded to the couple's Mahwah home around 8 a.m. Tuesday for a reported domestic violence incident.
Authorities said Dieter Zimmermann used a kitchen knife to kill his wife and had several scratches and a bleeding cut on his finger.
It’s not yet known what sparked the deadly dispute or if anyone else was in the home when the stabbing occurred.