PARSIPPANY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Andrew Miller announce that Lila Lucariello, 33, of Parsippany, has been charged with first degree Murder, and other related crimes, for the stabbing death of her mother at her Parsippany apartment.
Additional charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon were also authorized. On September 1, 2018, at approximately 8:27 a.m., members of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department were dispatched to 3579 Route 46 East, Apt. 57B, Meadowbrook Gardens for a 911 call.
Upon arrival, first responding officers located a deceased woman’s body inside the apartment. The deceased woman was subsequently identified as Salwa Kahn-Tamr, 58, of Prospect Park.
The Defendant’s husband had contacted 911 after returning home that morning and locating the deceased victim. The Defendant, who was identified as the deceased victim’s daughter, was also located inside the apartment. The Defendant was taken into the custody of law enforcement from the apartment. A knife believed to be used by the Defendant to inflict the injuries was also collected from the apartment. Investigators determined that the Defendant had been in the apartment with her mother and the Defendant’s infant daughter during the overnight hours.
On September 2, 2018, an autopsy was performed on the victim’s body by Dr. Carlos Fonseca of the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office. The victim’s Cause of Death was determined to be Multiple Stab Wounds and the Manner of Death was determined to be Homicide. As a result of the investigation into this incident, the Defendant was charged with Murder, a crime of the first degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the second degree, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, a crime of the third degree, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, a crime of the fourth degree.
Editors Note: A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.