Camden stabbing update: 6 year-old Dominick Andujor died saving sister from drug-fueled attack
My previous post was before all the details were known. It’s now being reported that Osvaldo Rivera, known as “Poppy” claims to have been high on PCP-laced marijuana. Allegedly he was raping the 12 year-old sister and slashed 6 year-old Dominick Andurjor’s throat when he tried to intervene on his sister’s behalf. The girls condition is said to be improving.
A 6-year-old boy whose throat was slashed by an intruder high on PCP-laced marijuana was killed trying to save his sister, coming to her aid as she was being assaulted on the floor, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Osvaldo Rivera, who is charged in Sunday’s middle-of-the-night attack, sobbed during an appearance Tuesday in court in which bail was set at $5 million.
During an interrogation, Rivera had asked: “How bad did I hurt them?” assistant prosecutor Christine Shah said during the hearing.
The attack early Sunday was the second time in less than two weeks that prosecutors say a Camden resident apparently high on PCP had killed a child. On Aug. 22, a Camden woman decapitated her 2-year-old son, called 911 to admit stabbing the child, then killed herself.
Authorities said they are going to test PCP on the street to see what might be behind the outbursts of violence. The drug can make users hallucinatory and incoherent, police said.
The 31-year-old Rivera admitted he smoked “wet,” a combination of marijuana and PCP, before the killing, police said. In the decapitation case, authorities said that preliminary tests showed the woman had PCP in her system and that they believed she had also smoked wet.