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Mother charged with homicide in death of 4-year-old son

SOUTH BOUND BROOK BOROUGH, NJ (Somerset County) – A mother has been charged in the death of her 4-year-old son who was found with severe lacerations in his bedroom of their Cedar Street home in South Bound Brook, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Elina Gutti, 38, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a knife, Robertson said.

On Feb. 6, at around 2:28 a.m., police received a 9-1-1 call from Gutti reporting she had unexplained injuries on her wrist. Upon responding, officers located her with injuries to her left wrist which subsequently required minor medical treatment, Robertson said.

Upon further assessment, officers located Aiden Singhania with severe lacerations in his first floor bedroom of the residence. Responding officers along with Emergency medical personnel attempted life saving measures but he was pronounced deceased at the scene at 3:17 a.m., Robertson said.

Gutti was transported to an area hospital for medical evaluation by South Bound Brook Police, Robertson said.

Detectives from Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Investigation Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. The New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office also responded to conduct an investigation. A post-mortem examination was performed to determine the cause and manner of death, Robertson said.

As a result of the investigation, Gutti was arrested and charged. She will be transported to the Somerset County Jail once released from the hospital pending a bail detention hearing, Robertson said.

Anyone with information relating to the homicide to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100 or the South Bound Brook Police Department at 732-356-0087 or via the STOPit app. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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