N.J. father accused of killing daughter, assaulting wife found dead

A New Jersey man accused of beating his daughter to demise with a baseball bat and critically injuring his spouse was discovered useless Tuesday, authorities mentioned.

Gregory Kelemen, 57, appeared to have died by suicide, the Camden County prosecutor’s workplace mentioned in an announcement. 

His physique was discovered at 11:30 a.m. in a wooded space roughly one mile from his household’s house in Vorhees Township, southeast of Philadelphia, the assertion mentioned.

Kelemen was accused of killing Katherine Kelemen, 22, and assaulting Sheri Kelemen, 57, on Monday. He confronted prices of first-degree homicide and first-degree tried homicide, the prosecutor’s workplace mentioned.

In response to a possible trigger affidavit obtained by NBC Philadelphia, Sheri Kelemen referred to as 911 early Monday morning to report that her husband had assaulted her and their daughter with a baseball bat.

Sheri Kelemen instructed authorities that she’d woken as much as him beating her and saying: “I am unable to take it anymore,” the paperwork say, in keeping with NBC Philadelphia.

When the assault stopped, she crawled into her daughter’s room, the place she discovered her daughter bloody and unresponsive, NBC Philadelphia reported. Katherine Kelemen was taken to a neighborhood hospital and pronounced useless, the prosecutor’s assertion mentioned.

Sheri Kelemen was listed in crucial however steady situation, the assertion mentioned.

Katherine Kelemen was a junior at Temple College’s School of Liberal Arts, the station reported. Sheri Kelemen is a researcher on the college’s medical faculty, in accordance to the varsity’s scholar newspaper.

Greg Kelemen labored for Cooper College Well being Care, in keeping with NBC Philadelphia. The well being supplier instructed the station that he mentioned he’d be late Monday due to a household emergency. He by no means got here to work.

Should you or somebody you understand is going through home violence, name the Nationwide Home Violence hotline for assist at (800) 799-SAFE (7233), or go to www.thehotline.org for extra. States usually have home violence hotlines as properly.

Should you or somebody you understand is in disaster, name the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, textual content HOME to 741741 or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/assets for extra assets.