East Orange Mother Accused Of Fatally Stabbing 21-Year Old Son During Argument


By NJ.com

EAST ORANGE — A woman was accused of fatally stabbing her 21-year-old son 

after an argument between the duo turned violent in East Orange early Saturday, authorities said.

Asya Dawkins, 37 (Photo: Essex County Dept. of Corrections)
Asya Dawkins, 37 (Photo: Essex County Dept. of Corrections)

Asya Dawkins, 37, of East Orange, was charged with reckless manslaughter and unlawful possession of a weapon in the death of her son, Marcel Scott, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced.

“The preliminary investigation indicates that the mother and son got into an argument that resulted in a physical altercation that led to the fatal stabbing early this morning,” the prosecutor said in a statement.

Scott, also of East Orange, was pronounced dead shortly before 1 a.m. after the attack in the 100 block of Park Avenue, according to authorities.

Dawkins was being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility Saturday night, according to jail records.

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