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N.J. man admits to fatal stabbing of ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend: police

A New Jersey man confessed to stabbing his former girlfriend’s new boyfriend on the Fourth of July, according to police.

Cops said Selvin Omar Garcia-Ramirez, 21, admitted to the crime shortly after killing Edwin Lopez-Parra, 26, in Bridgeton on Thursday, NJ.com reported.

Authorities said Garcia-Ramirez was interrogated after the crime and admitted to stabbing Lopez-Parra multiple times because he was angry his ex-girlfriend was “involved with him sexually,” according to NJ.com.

Police also said Garcia-Ramirez was involved in a domestic incident with his ex-girlfriend shortly before he killed Lopez-Parra, NJ.com reported. Cops did not provide details of that alleged incident.

Officers responded to a home in Bridgeton, about 40 miles south of Philadelphia, around 3 a.m. on July 4, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department said. They found Lopez-Parra outside his home, bleeding and unconscious. He was transported to a nearby hospital but died on the way.

According to police, others at the home chased Garcia-Ramirez away from the scene and attempted to capture him, but he evaded them on foot, NJ.com reported.

Investigators caught up with Garcia-Ramirez around 9 a.m. and took him into custody. He was formally charged with one count of murder and multiple weapons offenses, according to the sheriff’s department.

Authorities initially said Garcia-Ramirez and Lopez-Parra knew each other, but they declined to go into further detail. The true nature of their relationship was included in court documents filed to support the charges, according to NJ.com. Garcia-Ramirez remains in Cumberland County jail pending court hearings.

The fatal stabbing in South Jersey was one of dozens of instances of deadly violence across the U.S. over the extended Independence Day weekend, which included deadly mass shootings in Michigan, Kentucky and Illinois.


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