Burlington County, NJ, Prosecutor: Teen Indicted for Attempted Murder at Hotel
A 19-year-old man has been indicted in connection to a stabbing at a hotel this past summer.
Michael Warder is facing one count of first-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of weapon charges, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina.
Authorities say an investigation began on August 7th when Westampton Township police officers were called to a hotel in the 2000 block of Burlington-Mount Holly Road for a report of a stabbing. There, cops found a man, "bleeding heavily from multiple stab wounds to his torso and arms." The victim was flown to Cooper University Hospital in Camden where he underwent emergency surgery.
Coffina's office says they determined, "the defendant became upset upon learning his ex-girlfriend might be in a new relationship. He rode his bicycle to the hotel and confronted her and the victim outside of the building. She ran inside the hotel and was not harmed. After assaulting the victim, Warder fled on his bicycle."
Warner was captured three days later by the Fugitive Unit of the Burlington County Sheriff's Department.
An indictment against Warner was returned on October 29th. An arraignment will be held soon in superior court.
Warder remains held in the Burlington County Jail.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.