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New Jersey man accused of stabbing his parents to death in their home

Prosecutors said the New Jersey man was charged with stabbing both his parents to death at the family’s home.

New Jersey State Police Troopers arrived at the Tipton Drive residence in Hopewell for a health check around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and found Brenda L. Williams and Billy S. Williams Jr., both in their 60s, dead from apparent stab wounds . This is reported by the Cumberland County Attorney’s Office.

Their son, 34-year-old Craig Williams, was later arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder, second-degree desecration of human remains, and two counts of third- and fourth-degree weapon possession.

He was also charged with obstructing an arrest and falsifying evidence.

According to, Williams and his parents lived together in the same house.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by the publication, a relative of the parents requested a health check at home after neither of them returned numerous calls over the weekend and Billy Williams did not show up for work on Monday morning.

New Jersey man accused of stabbing his parents to death in their home
According to an affidavit, Williams had blood stains on his clothes when New Jersey State Troopers arrived at his parents’ home for a health check.
Cumberland County Department of Corrections

When the soldiers arrived at their home, Craig Williams opened the door but said his parents were not at home and refused to let them in, according to the sworn statement.

The soldiers persisted, and he finally let them inside. The document states that Williams led them to his parents’ bedroom, where they found the dead victims.

Williams, who had blood stains on his clothes, told the soldiers that his parents had been inside for two days.

Several knives and an ax were seized by police as evidence, the affidavit says.

Investigators learned that over the past two years, military personnel have responded to 20 separate incidents in the home, including domestic violence, harassment, assault and verbal altercations.

“All incidents involved Craig Williams, who was repeatedly arrested for assaulting both deceased,” State Police Investigator J.P. McKay wrote in a sworn letter.

According to the documents, Craig Williams was incarcerated in the Cumberland County Jail. Prosecutors plan to demand that he remain behind bars until trial, officials told

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