Burlington fire extinguisher beating suspect indicted for murder
The Willingboro woman accused of bashing her husband in the head with a fire extinguisher, enough times to kill him, moves closer to trial on a charge of murder.
The grand jury indictment against Laciana Tinsley, 42, also includes a third-degree charge of possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, according to the office of Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina.
The panel in Mount Holly returned its findings April 20. An arraignment has yet to be scheduled.
Mrs. Tinsley initated a 911 call on January 30. 2017, telling dispatchers that she hit her husband several times in self-defense, authorities said.
Douglas Tinsley, 74, was found unresponsive when police and emergency medical technicians arrived at their Hancock Lane home. Efforts to revive him failed.
Tinsley was pronounced dead at 12:36 PM. His wife was arrested and charged later in the day. The Burlington County Medical Examiner's report listed the cause of death as blunt force head trauma.
Laciana Tinsley remains in the Atlantic County Jail.
Charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.