New Jersey

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Slayings of Parents in NJ

Police found the husband and wife's bodies after a family member asked them to conduct a welfare check, prosecutors said

What to Know

  • A 43-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder after his parents were found stabbed to death inside their New Jersey home
  • Police found the bodies of Edward Boduch, 71, and Miroslawa Potocka, 72, in their home on Lafayette Place in Englewood on Saturday morning
  • Their son has been arrested and charged with two counts of murder and one count of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose

A man has pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in the stabbing deaths of his father and mother in their New Jersey home.

Pawel Boduch, 43, entered the plea at his first court appearance Friday in Hackensack, the North Jersey Record reported

Edward Boduch, 71, and Miroslawa Potocka, 72, were found stabbed to death Feb. 16 in their Englewood home, Bergen County prosecutors said. 

Their son, who also lived in the home, was apprehended later in the day at a supermarket a few miles away, authorities said. Police say they found a blood-stained knife in his bedroom.

A detention hearing scheduled to determine whether Boduch should remain in custody pending trial was postponed to allow defense attorney Ilene McFarland to familiarize herself with the case.

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