Gloucester City Man Accused Of Stabbing His Pregnant Mother To D - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Gloucester City Man Accused Of Stabbing His Pregnant Mother To Death

Posted: Updated:
CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. -

"I love you dude," Emotions were running high in court as 21-year-old Leon Wilson was lead in to face murder charges in the stabbing death of his own mother, who was 8 months pregnant when she died Sunday night after a violent confrontation with Wilson inside their Jersey Avenue home.

"Dr. Fine conducted the autopsy this morning, and he found approximately two dozen incised wounds on Scarlett Wilson's body," the prosecutor told Judge Edward McBride.

"She is a person who just keeps to herself, says hi to everybody. Give you the shirt off her back. It's very mind boggling , very very shocked," said neighbor Sam Reven.

Family members packed the courtroom and struggled to come to grips with news of the murder and the emergency delivery of Scarlett Wilson's baby. Wilson was stabbed multiple times inside the two story home. The victim was raced to Cooper Hospital where she died and doctors delievered her child.

"As of right now, they're doing everything they can to save this baby," Reven said.

"I can't even imagine what. I can't even talk," the victim's cousin Dorelle Wilson told reporters outside the court house. "I feel for both them."

Police say they responded to 9-1-1 call from inside the house just before ten. When they arrived, they ordered Leon Wilson out of the house. He came out the front door with bloody clothes and a knife and surrendered. Once inside they found Scarlett Wilson stabbed and bleeding badly.

"Nicest person in the world and makes you think right away, who would do something like this to that person," Reven added.

Investigators won't say who made the 9-1-1 call from inside but neighbors say Wilson does have an 8 yr old daughter. Police believe an argument lead to the murder. The witness told police she heard an argument and then the victim yell "no, no, no."

"It's just a sad story, tragedy, it's a real bad tragedy," Reven said.

Wilson was ordered held on $1 million bail. Family members left court surrounded by security and victim witness aides. There's no word on who will now care for the baby or the victim's eight year old daughter.

Officials say the baby is in critical condition.

  • Dave SchratwieserMore>>

  • Police: Employee Allegedly Sold Crack At Main Line McDonald’s

    Police: Employee Allegedly Sold Crack At Main Line McDonald’s

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:29:07 GMT
    Officers arrested 29-year-old Allen Trammell, an employee at McDonald’s, for drug possession and selling drugs while at work.
    Officers arrested 29-year-old Allen Trammell, an employee at McDonald’s, for drug possession and selling drugs while at work.
  • Suspect Charged In Upper Merion Home Invasion

    Suspect Charged In Upper Merion Home Invasion

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:09:04 GMT
    Keith Darrin Morrison has been charged in connection with the home invasion, robbery (Upper Merion Police Department)Keith Darrin Morrison has been charged in connection with the home invasion, robbery (Upper Merion Police Department)

    A home invasion suspect in Montgomery County is accused of terrorizing two homeowners. Now more police departments want to know if he's connected to other cases.

    A home invasion suspect in Montgomery County is accused of terrorizing two homeowners. Now more police departments want to know if he's connected to other cases.

  • Police: Makeshift Drug Lab Found In Northeast Philly Apartment

    Police: Makeshift Drug Lab Found In Northeast Philly Apartment

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:14:24 GMT

    Police say they discovered what appears to be a drug lab inside a Northeast Philadelphia home Monday morning. FOX 29's Dave Schratwieser reports investigators were called out after the landlord found some chemicals inside.

    Police say they discovered what appears to be a drug lab inside a Northeast Philadelphia home Monday morning. FOX 29's Dave Schratwieser reports investigators were called out after the landlord found some chemicals inside.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Rally Of Solidarity For Israel Held In LOVE Park

    Rally Of Solidarity For Israel Held In LOVE Park

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:00:42 GMT
    SkyFOX was live over the scene shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, as big crowd gathered at LOVE Park in Philadelphia after area synagogues put out the call to stand with Israel.
    SkyFOX was live over the scene shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, as big crowd gathered at LOVE Park in Philadelphia after area synagogues put out the call to stand with Israel.
  • Southwest Agent Removes Passenger All Because Of A Tweet

    Southwest Agent Removes Passenger All Because Of A Tweet

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:47:14 GMT
    A Minnesota man was forced to get off a Southwest Airlines Flight because of a tweet.Duff Watson says the humiliating ordeal began Sunday July 20th, when he and his two children tried to board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis.Watson says he has priority boarding because he’s an “A-list customer.”But when he went to the gate, the agent wouldn’t allow his two children to board with him.Watson eventually tweeted about the horrible experience.The tweet stated, “Something to the effect of wow, ...
    A Minnesota man was forced to get off a Southwest Airlines Flight because of a tweet.Duff Watson says the humiliating ordeal began Sunday July 20th, when he and his two children tried to board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis.Watson says he has priority boarding because he’s an “A-list customer.”But when he went to the gate, the agent wouldn’t allow his two children to board with him.Watson eventually tweeted about the horrible experience.The tweet stated, “Something to the effect of wow, ...
  • Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:35:43 GMT
    His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.
    His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices