Atlantic City PD
Antoinette Pelzer, 44, is accused of stabbing and killing two Canadian tourists on an Atlantic City street.
The woman accused of killing two Canadian tourists in Atlantic City was indicted on Tuesday.
Antoinette Pelzer, 44, of Philadelphia, is accused of killing Po Lin Wan, 80, and her 47-year-old daughter Alice Mei See Leung, both from the Scarborough section of Toronto.
On May 21, police say the mother and daughter were visiting Atlantic City and walking down the 1900 block of Pacific Avenue when they were approached by Pelzer. Pelzer allegedly tried to rob them and stabbed both women several times with a 12-inch butcher knife. An Atlantic City Police Officer who was patrolling nearby witnessed the stabbing, ordered Pelzer to drop the weapon and placed her into custody, according to investigators.
Both victims were taken to the hospital where they died from their injuries. Pelzer was arrested and charged with two counts of murder. During a court appearance in May, Pelzer laughed, frowned, grimaced and asked repeatedly where her lawyer was.
On Tuesday, Pelzer was indicted on two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree felony murder, two counts of first-degree robbery and weapons offenses. She remains in custody on $1.5 million cash bail.
Pelzer's relatives tell NBC10 she has a history of mental illness.