MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – A Parsippany woman has been indicted on charges related to the stabbing death of her mother at her Parsippany apartment in September 2018, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.
On May 29, an indictment was returned against Lila Lucariello, 33, charging her with first-degree murder, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and second-degree endangering the welfare of children, Knapp said.
On September 1, 2018, at around 8:27 a.m., Parsippany-Troy Hills police officers responded to 3579 Route 46 East, Apt. 57B for a 911 call. Upon arrival, first responding officers located a deceased woman’s body inside the apartment. The deceased woman was subsequently 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, Knapp said.
Lucariello, who was identified as the deceased victim’s daughter, was also located inside the apartment. She was taken into the custody of law enforcement from the apartment. A knife believed to be used by her to inflict the fatal injuries was also collected from the apartment, Knapp said.
Investigators determined that the Lucariello had been in the apartment with her mother and daughter during the overnight hours, Knapp said.
On Sept. 2, 2018, Kahn-Tamr’s cause of death was determined to be multiple stab wounds and the manner of death was determined to be homicide, Knapp said.
If anyone has any information related to this investigation, you’re 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.