A 79-year-old NJ woman was reportedly killed by a son wielding a poker

DUMONT – A 79-year-old woman has died after being attacked by a man with a poker, according to prosecutors.

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said the victim was found at her Dumont home at 124 New Milford Avenue across the street from Dumont High School just before midnight Saturday. She was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center and pronounced dead early Sunday morning.

Dumont police responded to an 911 call reporting the attack, Musella said. The call implied that the woman had been hit with a poker by a 40-year-old man.

First responders identified the victim as Linda Maupai. The Daily Voice reported.

The outlet also reported that the accused attacker was Patrick Maupai, the victim’s 40-year-old son. Maupai reportedly called 911 and admitted hitting his mother in the head with a poker.

Authorities have not yet identified the victim or attacker and would not release any further information. The death is being investigated as a homicide, Musella said.

Rick Rickman is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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