New Jersey woman charged with stabbing mother to death
WPIX / Burlington County
Marisa Rivera is accused of killing Denise DeNapoli Friday, prosecutors said.

By Aliza Chasan, WPIX

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (WPIX) -- A 23-year-old New Jersey woman allegedly stabbed her mother to death in their Mount Laurel apartment, officials said Saturday.

Marisa Rivera is accused of killing Denise DeNapoli around 3:30 a.m. Friday, prosecutors said.

Officers went to check on DeNapoli after the 56-year-old woman failed to show up to work, officials said. Concerned co-workers had contacted the Mount Laurel Township Police Department.

Officers found Rivera at a hotel on Route 73 on Friday night.

Rivera was charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

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