Berlin Township Woman Brutally Beaten by Niece: Police

Police say it was a vicious attack, one of the worst they've seen

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Saturday, Jul 21, 2012  |  Updated 7:03 PM EDT
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A 56-year-old Camden County woman was brutally beaten in her bed by her niece. Police say the pair got into some type of altercation the night before. NBC 10's Monique Braxton reports.

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A 56-year-old Camden County woman was brutally beaten in her bed by her niece. Police say the pair got into some type of altercation the night before. NBC 10's Monique Braxton reports.

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A bizarre chain of events unfolded Saturday morning through the afternoon, as police investigated the beating of a 56-year-old woman inside her West Berlin, NJ home.

Police arrived on the 100 block of Pine Avenue after getting a call just before 5:00 a.m. from a woman reporting a home invasion.

It turns out, the woman who made that call, was later found out to be the suspect in the attack, police tell NBC10.

She's identified as Tiffany Carpenter, 28, of the 200 block of Haddon Avenue in West Berlin. She is the niece of the victim, according to police, who say they were at the house last night after some type of altercation between the two. No arrests were made at the time.

Police say Carpenter confessed to the attack. Witnesses tell NBC10.com investigators removed an 18-inch pipe wrench from the home.

"I've never seen anything like this in 24 years," Berlin Township Police Captain Joseph Jackson said.

The victim is in extremely critical condition at Cooper University Hospital's Trauma Center.

Carpenter has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, and tampering with evidence. She's being held on 500K cash bail.
 


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