Charges upgraded in Cape May Co. teen deaths

Joshua Malmgren

August 7, 2012 5:59:36 AM PDT
Prosecutors have upgraded charges to aggravated manslaughter against a south Jersey man accused of hitting and killing two teenage cousins.

A judge on Monday increased bail for Joshua Malmgren to $350,000.

The 30-year-old Lower Township resident previously pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide charges.

Malmgren also is charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and failure to maintain a lane of travel.

Authorities say Malmgren hit 15-year-old Nioami Lazicki and 13-year-old Ashley Dauber of Philadelphia on a Middle Township road as the girls walked home on July 31.