EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (CBS) — An Atlantic County man is in police custody, charged with killing his girlfriend with a hammer.

It happened last week in Egg Harbor Township. Police found 28-year-old Sarah Phillips dead inside a home along South Zion Road.

Prosecutors say Lashawn Smith struck the woman multiple times with the hammer.

The 36-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder and related offenses.

lashawn Atlantic County Man Charged With Killing Girlfriend With Hammer

(credit: Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office)