Man arrested for allegedly stabbing grandmother to death in Salem, New Jersey

SALEM, New Jersey (WPVI) -- Police in Salem County, New Jersey have arrested a man for allegedly stabbing his grandmother to death.

The discovery was made on Wednesday inside a home on the 400 block of Grieves Parkway in Salem.

Inside the home, police say they found 71-year-old Catherine Wilson lying on the floor, suffering from stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Salem police were led to that location to do a welfare check after Pennsville police arrested Catherine's grandson, Deon Wilson, for shoplifting and assault. At a Pennsville Walmart, Wilson was allegedly caught trying to steal cleaning supplies like bleach. He then attempted to board a bus.

When the bus driver wouldn't move, "Mr. Wilson assaulted the bus driver and (police) arrested him for the assaulting the bus driver," said Salem County Prosecutor John Lenahan.

Deon Wilson's erratic behavior led Pennsville police to request Salem police conduct a welfare check at the home he shared with his grandmother. That's when they made the gruesome discovery.

Deon Wilson is facing charges of murder, fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weaponry and third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose

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