Man Beats Girlfriend to Death With Hammer Inside Egg Harbor Township Home: Police - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Man Beats Girlfriend to Death With Hammer Inside Egg Harbor Township Home: Police

Lashawn Smith, 36, is charged in the death of his girlfriend Sarah Phillips, 28.

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    Man Beats Girlfriend to Death With Hammer Inside Egg Harbor Township Home: Police
    Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office

    An Atlantic County man is accused of beating his girlfriend to death with a hammer.

    Lashawn Smith, 36, is charged in the murder of his girlfriend Sarah Phillips, 28.

    On Friday at 5:04 a.m., police were called to a home on S. Zion Road in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey for a report of an injured woman. When they arrived they found Phillips unresponsive inside. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Investigators say Smith repeatedly struck her with a hammer earlier that morning. He was arrested and charged with murder, possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon.