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A Millville man was charged with murder Friday after allegedly stabbing his father to death and assaulting his mother.

Michael Tedesco, 38, also charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and robbery, is in the Cumberland County jail and the county Prosecutor’s Office will be filing for pretrial detention, Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said in a news release.

At 9:44 a.m., Millville police responded to a home in the 400 block of Carlton Avenue and found Gary Tedesco, 66, dead from apparent stab wounds he received during an altercation with his son, Michael, Webb-McRae said. Stella Tedesco, Gary’s mother, was also in the home and was “knocked to the ground” by Michael during the crime but did not need medical attention.

Michael left the home in his father’s car, which was later found near Sixth and Pine streets, Webb-McRae said. Michael was found and arrested Friday evening.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can call Detective Cara Kahn of the Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit at 609-381-3349 or Detective John Seidel of the Police Department’s Detective Bureau at 609-579-0477.

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Staff Writer

My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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