Road Rage: Lovers' Quarrel Ends with Knife in the Chest

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010  |  Updated 4:04 PM EDT
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Road Rage: Lovers' Quarrel Ends with Knife in the Chest

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Police say a Chester woman called 911 moments before she was found stabbed to death

She shopped and then he dropped.

A Newark couple were seen driving away from the Willowbrook Mall last night when their car suddenly stopped, according to Montclair Police.

The male driver, 49-year-old Frank Marino , opened his door, and collapsed outside of the vehicle. He had been stabbed in his chest with a Ginsu kitchen knife.

The passenger, his wife, 41-year-old Jacqueline Smith-Marino, is under arrest, according to investigators.

Police say the couple had been arguing in the car before the stabbing allegedly took place.

Smith-Marino has been charged with aggravated assault, weapons and drug possession charges. She was found with an array of prescription drugs for which she didn't have a valid prescription, according to The Star-Ledger.

Mr. Marino was listed in critical condition at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson.

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