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Pemberton Township Woman Arrested For Killing Husband

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(Credit: Pemberton Township Police)

(Credit: Pemberton Township Police)

PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The wife of an elderly man found shot to death inside his southern New Jersey home has been charged with his murder.

Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi announced Sunday that 76-year-old Fredricka Rosa of Pemberton Township was being held on $250,000 bail in the death of 79-year-old Valpa Rosa Sr.

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Police found the body Saturday after being called to the home by a family member, but Bernardi said Rosa apparently died Thursday night. Bernardi said Rosa was shot in the head and neck with a .357 magnum handgun, which was recovered at the residence.

A possible motive for the shooting wasn’t disclosed.

Bernardi said police were called to the home by one the couple’s children, who lives out of state but went there after receiving a call from Fredricka Rosa.

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