Paul Kline

Paul Kline makes his first appearance in Cape May County Superior Monday, July 24, on a charge of first degree murder in connection with the death of Denise Webber of Ocean City. Kline appears with public defender Scott Sherwood.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The man accused of killing an Ocean City woman last weekend will stay in jail until his trial, a Superior Court Judge ruled Thursday.

Paul Kline, 49, of Ocean City, is charged with murdering Denise Tarves Webber, 54, Saturday night at the Wesley Inn in Ocean City. Authorities said Kline strangled Webber but have not disclosed a motive.

On Thursday, Kline did not challenge the Cape May County prosecutor’s motion to detain him. Judge John Porto ordered him to remain in jail under the new Bail Reform and Speedy Trial Act. If convicted, Kline faces 30 years to life in prison.

Webber was the mother of Ronald Danino Jr. and David Tarves, as well as the grandmother of TylerAnn and David.

In an interview with The Press of Atlantic City, David Tarves said he and his family will be at the trial for the man he believes killed his mother. He also said he never met Kline but knew his mother had a new boyfriend.

Tarves has also received nearly $6,000 through a GoFundMe page, which he says he will use to help pay for his mother’s funeral.

“I’m going to be able to give her the proper memorial service because of (the donations),” he said.

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I joined The Press in January 2016 after graduating from Penn State in December 2015. I was the sports editor for The Daily Collegian on campus which covered all 31 varsity sports and several club sports.

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