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Man to face murder charges in mother's slaying

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HO-HO-KUS, N.J. (AP) - Murder charges are pending against a northern New Jersey man who allegedly stabbed and beat his mother to death.

Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said 24-year-old Nicholas Piotti of Ho-Ho-Kus was taken into custody early Monday and was taken to a hospital. But further details were not disclosed.

Molinelli says Piotti's 63-year-old mother, Karen, suffered multiple stab wounds and beating trauma in the attack. Her body was found early Monday.

A possible motive for the slaying has not been disclosed.

It was not known if Piotti has retained an attorney.

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