Wife charged with 80-year-old husband's murder

MONROE TOWNSHIP - A woman was charged today with killing her husband at their home in a Monroe Township retirement community.

Harvey Zucker, 80 was found stabbed to death at the couple's home in Greenbriar at Wittingham. Ruth Zucker, 75, has been charged with his murder.

The suspect's attorney calls it a family tragedy, and family members as well as neighbors are struggling to comprehend what happened. At first, neighbors assumed the death of Harvey Zucker was a mercy killing.

Authorities say Harvey Zucker was killed Wednesday afternoon.

Ruth Zucker pleaded not guilty. She is being held on $200,000 bail pending a psychiatric evaluation.

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