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Gerald Tyrone Murphy, 38
Trenton, New Jersey
May 12, 2013

Agencies: Mercer County Sheriff’s Office New Jersey | Trenton Police Department New Jersey

Last updated: 5 months ago

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A 37-hour standoff with an armed man inside a Trenton, N.J., home has ended and three children taken hostage are safe after police discovered the bodies of a woman and a 13-year-old boy.

Authorities found the bodies of Carmelita Stevens, 44, and her son in an "advanced state of decomposition," Trenton Police Director Ralph Rivera told reporters Sunday at a news conference.

Officers stormed the home early Sunday morning, wounding Gerald Tyrone Murphy, 38, with a gunshot as he threatened one of the children. Murphy was taken into custody but later died of his injuries.