More than a month after a South Jersey father of two died after being stabbed during an apparent road rage incident along a snowy street, a man is facing charges for his killing.
A man with a sharp object pulled his Ford F-150 King ranch pickup truck in front of Joseph (Joe) Pirri’s stopped car along Tanyard Road near the intersection of Mail Avenue in Deptford Township the afternoon of March 7, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office said. The man then got out of his pickup and began stabbing Pirri in his face as he sat in the driver's seat of his car, which was stopped in heavy snow.
Prosecutors called the attack unjustified.
Pirri, despite being gravely wounded, called 911 and was able to give a description of the suspect and the large white pickup truck his attacker was driving, prosecutors said. The truck kept on driving, making its way south on Route 47 to Clayton before disappearing.
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The 32-year-old victim died on March 15 at Cooper University Medical Center in Camden.
"My husband Jospeh Pirri was an amazing man," the victim's widow, Megan Pirri, said through tears Wednesday.
On Wednesday morning, Gloucester County officers, Monroe Township police and U.S. marshals tracked a pickup truck matching the description to a Williamstown, New Jersey gas station. They arrested the operator of the truck, Everett Moore Jr., of Clayton, on murder charges.
The pickup is registered to Moore’s wife, prosecutors said.
Moore, a 54-year-old construction worker, is being held in county jail ahead of a detention hearing on first-degree murder and weapons charges. It is unclear if he has an attorney who could comment on the case.