EAST ORANGE, N.J. – Authorities say an argument between a mother and her adult son in New Jersey ended when she fatally stabbed him.
Essex County prosecutors say 37-year-old Asya Dawkins faces reckless manslaughter and weapons charges in the death of 21-year-old Marcel Scott. They say the stabbing occurred early Saturday at a home in East Orange, the community where both Dawkins and Scott lived.
Authorities say the pair were involved in a verbal argument that turned physical. But they have not said what they were arguing about.
It wasn't known Sunday if Dawkins has retained an attorney.