BX man charged in 1976 Englewood parking garage murder
Bergen County authorities have charged a Bronx man with killing a woman more than 30 years ago when he was 13.
Police arrested 44-year-old Thomas Atkinson Monday at his job at a catering business in Moonachie. Authorities say Atkinson stabbed 27-year-old Joyce Paneck-Saglimbene in an Englewood parking garage in 1976 during a robbery. Prosecutors believe the teen wanted the woman's purse and killed her because she put up a fight.
Although the suspect was 13 at the time of the killing, prosecutors say they'll seek to try Atkinson as an adult.