Posted on January 8, 2019

NJ Man Admits Using Hammer to Kill Mother of His Children

Associated Press, January 5, 2019


Atlantic County prosecutors say 37-year-old Lashawn Smith, of Egg Harbor Township, pleaded guilty Friday to murder in the November 2017 death of 28-year-old Sarah Phillips. Township police found her body when they responded to a 911 call regarding an injured woman inside the home.

Authorities say Smith repeatedly struck Phillips with the hammer while she slept. {snip}

Court documents show Smith was angry that Phillips was seeing another man.

Phillips and Smith were the parents of four young children who lived in the home. {snip}

Sarah Phillips, right, and her killer