Man charged in death of au pair, her host

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Virginia man charged with attempted capital murder after allegedly firing at sheriff’s deputies

A man has been charged in the shooting deaths of his au pair girlfriend and her employer in Maplewood, N.J.

The Essex County prosecutor’s office said Joseph Porter, 27, of Elizabeth is charged with two counts of murder, weapons possession charges, and criminal restraint.

Maplewood police responding to a report of a woman being assaulted shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday found an injured woman lying in the street. She was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Medical Center and prosecutors identified her as Karen Bermudez-Rodriguez, 26.

As officers canvassed the scene, the body of David Kimowitz, 40, was found in his home nearby. Police said Bermudez-Rodriguez was an au pair for the Kimowitz family and Porter had been dating her.

Porter was taken to Essex County Correctional Facility pending an appearance in Superior Court. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney.

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