Moorestown Man Charged with Murder in Death of Wife


Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Moorestown Township Public Safety Director Patrick J. Reilly Jr. announced that a 73-year-old Moorestown man was charged yesterday with killing his wife in their East Camden Avenue apartment.

Gerard Slavin was charged with Murder (First Degree) and Aggravated Assault – Strangulation (Second Degree). He was lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly pending a detention hearing in Superior Court.

The investigation began just before 3 p.m. yesterday when police were called to the Slavin’s residence in the Moorestowne Woods Apartment Homes. Upon arrival, officers from the Moorestown Township Police Department found the body of Linda Slavin, 73, in the couple’s bedroom.

Gerard Slavin was arrested without incident. An autopsy performed today by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood determined that Linda Slavin died from strangulation.

The investigation is being conducted by the Moorestown Township Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. The lead investigators are MTPD Det. Ryan Carr, and Det. Shawn McDonough and Det. Katie White from the Prosecutor’s Office.

Slavin will be prosecuted by Burlington County Assistant Prosecutor Jamie Hutchinson.

All persons are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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