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Man faces murder, weapons charges in deadly Jersey City stabbing

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JERSEY CITY -

Authorities have made an arrest in the stabbing death of an elderly man who was killed in a Jersey City park as he walked to church last weekend.

Hudson County prosecutors say 68-year-old city resident Charles Lowy is charged with murder and two weapons offenses. The charges were announced Thursday, one day after Lowy was arrested in the neighborhood where 77-year-old Anthony Bello was killed around 8 a.m. Sunday.

Authorities say the stabbing occurred when the two men had an altercation in the park, but further details have not been disclosed. They say Lowy then left the park.

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An autopsy determined that Bello died from a stab wound to his chest, and his death has been ruled a homicide.

Bello was a beloved former teacher and baseball coach. Mourners have turned a bench near where Bello was stabbed into a large memorial, where they have left photos, flowers and notes.

It wasn't known Thursday if Lowy has retained an attorney.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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