Atlantic County prosecutor Ted Housel has notified the next of kin of the two Canadian women fatally stabbed Monday morning in Atlantic City.
Housel told NBC10 the victims were identified as Po Lin Wan, 80, and Alice Mei See Leung, 47, a mother and daughter from Scarborough, Ontario.
The women were fatally stabbed multiple times with a 12-inch butcher knife on the 1900 block of Pacific Avenue in broad daylight.
Antoinette Pelzer, 44, is charged with the crime. She appeared in court on Tuesday and bail was set at $1.5 million.
Leung was stabbed in the upper body, Wan was stabbed in her lower body, hand and shoulder while trying to help her daughter, said Housel.
Atlantic City police Officer Jacob Abbruscato was patrolling the area at the time and says he saw Pelzer stab one of the women, ordered her to drop her knife and arrested her.
"The officer was there and intervening within 13 seconds of the beginning of the attack," according to Housel.
Both women died at the hospital.