NJ man arrested in deadly attack on sleeping kids
TRENTON, N.J. — A Camden man high on PCP-laced marijuana stabbed two neighborhood children in their home while they slept, killing a 6-year-old boy and critically wounding his 12-year-old sister, authorities said.
Osvaldo Rivera, of Camden, was found hiding between a mattress and a bedroom wall Sunday afternoon inside a city apartment and was charged today with murder and attempted murder, said Jason Laughlin, a spokesman for the Camden County prosecutor’s office.
The attack was the second recent one in Camden involving a child and a suspect said to be high on PCP and marijuana.
Rivera, 31, was being held in jail awaiting arraignment, which Laughlin said will likely be held Tuesday. Laughlin didn’t know if Rivera had an attorney.