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Gloucester City Man Accused of Murdering His Pregnant Mother

The baby was delivered and is currently being treated.

A Gloucester City man has been charged in the murder of his pregnant mother, Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Gloucester City Police Chief George Berglund announced Monday morning.

The baby was delivered and is currently being treated.

Leon Wilson, 21, is charged with murder in the stabbing death of his mother, 42-year-old Scarlett Wilson, on Sunday night.

The two lived at the same address on the 600 block of Jersey Avenue. Wilson allegedly stabbed his mother several times around 9:47 p.m. Sunday night at their home following an argument between the two.

Wilson was treated at Cooper Hospital in Camden but died of her injuries. Her child was delivered and is being treated at Cooper Hospital.

Wilson will be arraigned in Camden federal court Monday afternoon.


Mel Sharples April 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Or should I be playing 571 now? So confusing.
Elle April 15, 2014 at 04:26 PM
John, I really don't care what this article said if you are going to talk about something know all the facts. Never base it off of one article. I watch the news, read the Courier Post, Gloucester County Times and look at numerous articles online and it seems this is the only one that fail to mention that monster was struggling with mental illness. Look at ABC News article on their site it mentions it. I wasn't taking digs at you. I was just merely saying talking about race wasn't an issue the fact that what this animal did was awful. Him being an African American didn't strike my attention, the fact that he stabbed him mother over 2 dozen times did. He did a horrific thing. I don't care if he didn't have a father in his life. His father didn't do the crime he did. I am done with talking about this cause clearly you are going to think what you want and I will think what I want. I have too much to do than to go back and forth. Screw your 72% that you are so concerned about. I know plenty of people who are black and come from a 2 parent household. We are all people.. none better than the other. I'm praying for that family and don't worry I'll pray for you too John.
John April 16, 2014 at 09:22 AM
It's not my 72%. It's our 72%. Irresponsible family planning has become an epidemic. A loving , caring father figure would have done wonders for this monster had he been in his life since day one.
Trose April 17, 2014 at 09:36 PM
John, his father was very active in his life thank you much. You sound so ignorant. You can't began to fathom what we are going through as a family not only did we lose Scarlett, we are losing Leon as well. He is not a monster just suffering from extreme mental illness in which the medical community failed to help us with. We have tried on numerous occasions to get help for him to no avail. So if you want to talk race, here's one for you. Millions of black people suffer from mental illness, in which the medical community don't give us the help or support we need for our families. If he was white the first thing they would of posted was "Mentally Ill" man stabbed his pregnant mother to death. So please kill the race card because this is not a racial matter.

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