Man indicted in hammer beating death of mother of 4

A 36-year-old New Jersey man accused of beating his girlfriend to death last month with a hammer has been indicted on a murder charge.

Lashawn Smith

Lashawn Smith, of Egg Harbor Township, was also indicted on weapons offenses following the death of Sarah Phillips on Nov. 3, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement Tuesday.

Phillips, 28, was pronounced dead after Egg Harbor Township police arrived at a home on South Zion Road just after 5 a.m., authorities said.

The mother of four grew up in Galloway …read more

Source: NJ.com Atlantic

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