JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey man is accused of stabbing and killing his wife in the apartment building where they lived.
Jersey City police found 38-year-old Milagros Rodriguez De Morel in a hallway with stab wounds when they responded to the Duncan Avenue building around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Someone had called 911 to report that a woman had been stabbed.
She was pronounced dead there a short time later.
Her 59-year-old husband, Jose Morel, was arrested at the scene and later charged with murder and unlawful weapons.
Witnesses told a reporter that Morel dragged his wife out of their third-floor apartment and into the hallway before he attacked her.
Authorities said a motive for the attack remains under investigation.
Morel is due to make his initial court appearance Thursday, but it's not clear if he's retained an attorney.
Jersey City man dragged wife into apartment hallway before fatally stabbing her, witnesses say