Charges in Northfield murder

January 12, 2009 2:34:31 PM PST
A Northfield man was charged Monday afternoon with murder in connection with a Sunday night killing. Investigators says 32-year-old Louis Ceresa killed Amanda Carmen, 34, of Ocean Heights Avenue in Egg Harbor Township Sunday.

Northfield Police say they received a 911 call from Ceresa's residence at 5:22 p.m. Sunday night and discovered Carmen dead in a minivan in the street in front of Ceresa's home.

She was pronounced dead on the scene. Police say Carmen died of strangulation.

Police say Carmen was the mother of Ceresa's five children.

Ceresa's bail was set at $1 million.

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