NJ woman charged with killing husband

July 25, 2008 3:09:28 PM PDT
A 76-year-old New Jersey woman has been charged in the death of her 80-year-old husband. The couple lives on Spruce Street in East Caldwell.

Police say there was a domestic incident between Marlene and Robert MacKenzie around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. Marlene apparently threw a cocktail glass at her husband, hitting him in the head. She called 911, saying Robert was not breathing. Robert was rushed to an area hospital, where he died around 11 p.m. the following evening.

The medical examiner says he died from blunt force trauma.

Marlene MacKenzie is charged with reckless manslaughter and aggravated assault. She was released on $20,000 bail and is due in court on August 6.


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