Authorities in Camden County, New Jersey say that a woman has been placed under arrest after her boyfriend died from from brain injuries.
33 year old Maleia Cole admitted to the Camden County Prosecutor's office that she repeatedly bashed her boyfriend's skull in with not one but two frying pans after the two were involved in an argument at their trailer park.
Law enforcement say that the boyfriend, Jason Lewis left the residence shortly after the dispute to get away from Maleia but she then followed him to a nearby convenience store, the Pantry 1 Food Mart, where she violently assaulted the man.
Police requested the security footage from the store which shows Maleia Cole smash the frying pans into Jason Lewis’ head several times, literally knocking him across city limits (the town limit for Camden County and Woodlynne is right beside the convenience store).
A customer ran out of the store to break up the violent attack, taking the frying pans from Maleia Cole and she then took off on foot running from the scene of the crime.
Jason Lewis was transported to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, where he remained for five days after being diagnosed with a severe head injury and underwent multiple examinations.
The hospital initially released Lewis into his own care, but less than two weeks later he returned complaining of serious pressure inside of his head and face and extreme dizziness.
Hospital doctors recommended he undergo immediate brain surgery, at which time they performed an operation on Lewis believing to have been successful.
He then spent thirteen days in the intensive care unit and succumbed to his injuries from the violent attack and was pronounced dead.
An autopsy performed last week determined that Lewis died as a result of blunt force trauma from the attack with the frying pans, at which time Police apprehended Maleia Cole and charged her with murder.
She's now being housed in the Camden County Jail until further hearings later this month.
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