Nail Clippers Used in Deadly Stabbing of Millville Husband

The woman told investigators she wanted to scare her husband, not physically harm him, according to court documents

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A man is dead after being stabbed multiple times, including at least once with nail clippers, at a Millville, New Jersey, mobile home park, police said.

Axel Torres, 35, was found in the front yard of a home at Country Meadows Estates along the 2300 block of S. 2nd Street just after 1 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Torres was unconscious when officers arrived, suffering from several stab wounds including one to his leg that investigators later determined to be inflicted by a metal file attached to nail clippers.

Torres was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden where he later died.

Millville police arrested 30-year-old Kathleen Ayala in the stabbing. Ayala is Torres's wife, officials said.

Authorities said Ayala and Torres were arguing when the fight escalated to a stabbing. Court documents say Ayala was trying to scare her husband, but did not mean to fatally wound him.

Three neighbors called 911 asking for help. In the calls obtained by NBC10 through a public information request, each person frantically described efforts to give Torres CPR before paramedics arrived.

Ayala is charged with murder. She's being held in the Cumberland County jail. It's not clear if she has retained an attorney.

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