Prosecutors: Mother charged in fatal stabbing of adult son

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EAST ORANGE (AP) - Authorities say an argument between a mother and her adult son in New Jersey ended when she fatally stabbed him.

Essex County prosecutors say 37-year-old Asya Dawkins faces reckless manslaughter and weapons charges in the death of 21-year-old Marcel Scott. They say the stabbing occurred early Saturday at a home in East Orange, the community where both Dawkins and Scott lived.

Authorities say the pair were involved in a verbal argument that turned physical. But they have not said what they were arguing about.

It wasn't known Sunday if Dawkins has retained an attorney.

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