A Toms River woman has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Manslaughter after stabbing her ex-boyfriend during an argument early Saturday morning.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer and Toms River Police Chief Mitch Little issued a joint statement on Saturday afternoon announcing that Samantha Massimino, 33, is in custody in connection with the death of Reinaldo Feliciano, Jr., 35, also of Toms River.

Massimino is also charged with Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

Toms River Police Officers responded to a local residence around 4:00 am this morning following a 911 call requesting assistance in reference to a male victim having been stabbed.

Responding Officers found Feliciano, Jr. with a stab wound to his leg.

An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Toms River Police Detective Bureau and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit revealed that Massimino and Feliciano, who had previously been in a dating relationship, became involved in a physical altercation at the residence.

During the argument Massimino retrieved a knife and stabbed Feliciano in the leg.

He was transported to Community Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries around 4:45 a.m.

Massimino was taken into custody and transported to the Ocean County Jail where she is presently lodged pending a detention hearing.

“I commend all the law enforcement officers involved in this tragic case for their dedicated professionalism, and for swiftly identifying Ms. Massimino as the individual responsible for Mr. Feliciano’s death and bringing her into custody,” Prosecutor Billhimer said in a statement.


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