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Man charged with murder in fatal stabbing of ex-girlfriend

December 6, 2018

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man fatally stabbed his former girlfriend after they argued inside her apartment.

Passaic County prosecutors say 37-year-old Eddie Smith, of Passaic, faces murder and weapons charges stemming from the death of Shatina Adamas. It wasn’t known Thursday if he’s retained an attorney.

The 40-year-old Paterson woman was found stabbed multiple times inside her apartment around 3:40 a.m. Wednesday. She was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later.

Prosecutors say Smith and Adams were previously in a dating relationship, but did not provide further details or say what the couple had been arguing about.

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