PARSIPPANY, NJ (Morris County) – A Parsippany woman has been charged with her mother’s murder after stabbing her to death, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Andrew Miller.
Lila Lucariello, 33, of Parsippany was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.
On Saturday at around 8:27 a.m., police were dispatched to 3579 Route 46 East, Apt. 57B, Parsippany, NJ for a 911 call. Upon arrival, first responding officers located a deceased woman’s body inside the apartment. The deceased woman was identified as Salwa Kahn-Tamr, 58, of Prospect Park, NJ. Lucariello’s husband had contacted 911 after returning home that morning and locating the deceased victim, authorities said.
Lucariello, who was identified as the deceased victim’s daughter, was also located inside the apartment and was taken into the custody. A knife believed to be used by the Lucariello to inflict the injuries was also collected from the apartment, authorities said.
Investigators determined that Lucariello had allegedly been in the apartment with her mother and the Defendant’s infant daughter during the overnight hours, authorities said.
On Sunday, an autopsy was performed on the victim’s body by Dr. Carlos Fonseca of the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office. The victim’s cause of death was determined to be multiple stab wounds and the manner of death was determined to be homicide, authorities said.
Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department were assisted by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Crime Scene Investigations, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.
If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department at 973-263-4300.