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Husband Stabs Wife to Death While Children Sleep: Police

A New Jersey mother of three was stabbed to death -- allegedly by her husband -- while the couple's three children were asleep inside the family's Pennsville home.

Police and EMS were sent to the couple's home on N. Broadway around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday after getting a call about a cardiac arrest. They found Ceema Singh's body on the kitchen floor with multiple stab wounds.

Her husband, 46-year-old Nitin Singh, was standing in the room, police said, and taken into custody.

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The couple was having marital problems, according to investigators when Ceema Singh died.Their children, ages 15, 6 and 5 were asleep in the apartment at the time, Pennsville's police chief said, adding the children did not witness the crime.

Child protective services took custody of the children and were working with members of the family's church to keep the kids together, possibly with a church member.

Police said the husband made the 911 call, but did not admit to any wrongdoing.

Officials said Singh was taken to the Salem County Correctional Facility, held on one million cash bail. He faces first degree murder, aggravated assault and weapons charges.

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