Authorities Nab Passaic Man Accused Of Murder In Stabbing Death Of Paterson Woman in Her Home

A Passaic man stabbed a woman he used to date to death in her Paterson apartment after going there and arguing with her, said authorities who arrested him hours later.

<p>Eddie Smith</p>

Eddie Smith

Photo Credit: COURTESY: Passaic County Prosecutor's Office

Police called to the Mercer Street apartment around 3:40 a.m. Wednesday found a mortally wounded Shatina Adams, 40, authorities said.

She was later pronounced St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, they said.

Moments earlier, 37-year-old Eddie Smith had gone there, got into an argument with Adams and repeatedly stabbed her, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald said in a joint release.

Police found and arrested Smith in the city later that afternoon, they said.

He remained held Thursday in the Passaic County Jail, charged with murder and weapons offenses.

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