A Newark man was charged with murder in the 2015 killing of a 50-year-old mother of three who was found with her head separated from her body in garage, authorities said.
James Edwards, 57, was charged with murder Friday, prosecutors said. He was previously charged with desecration of human remains for allegedly decapitating Pamela Davis after he killed her, authorities said.
Prosecutors allege Edwards and Davis got into a fight in late October and he killed her.
The decapitated body of Davis was discovered in November 2015 after authorities responded to a report of a foul odor and found her wrapped in a blanket inside a garage on South 11th Street. Davis, who lived down the block from where she was found, had been reported missing Oct. 30.
Attorney information for Edwards was not immediately available.