Williamstown resident charged with homicide

The detention hearing for the accused is yet to be set

The following police report was provided by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.

Susan Coffin-White, 50, of Williamstown, was charged on May 10, with the death of 55-year-old David Morris, of Williamstown, stemming from an earlier domestic violence related assault.

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On May 2 at approximately 4 p.m. Monroe Township police responded to a 911 call regarding an unconscious male at an Eldridge Avenue residence. First responders found Morris unconscious and bleeding from head trauma.

An investigation by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Monroe Township Police Department determined that Coffin-White attacked Morris around midnight in the residence they shared on Eldridge Avenue. Coffin-White called 911 later that day and reported that Morris was unconscious.

Morris, the father of three children, succumbed to his injuries on May 7 at Cooper University Hospital, Camden. An autopsy performed by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feigin indicated that Morris’ death was caused by blunt head trauma and the manner of death was determined to be homicide.

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office charged Coffin-White, a specialized program assistant for the Gloucester County Special Service School District, with manslaughter, a second-degree crime. Detectives of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Monroe Township Police Department served Coffin-White earlier today with the upgraded charges at the Salem County Correctional Facility where she was being held on aggravated assault charges stemming from the alleged May 2 assault. Coffin-White remains incarcerated at the Salem County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Investigators are seeking information from anyone who may have additional information. Contact GCPO Det. AJ Garbarino at (856) 466–6192 or Monroe Township Det. Kevin Bielski at (856) 272–2772.

Information can also be e-mailed to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at tips@co.gloucester.nj.us.

Anthony is a graduate of Rowan University and a proud freelance contributor for 08108 magazine. He has past bylines in The Sun Newspapers and the Burlington County Times.
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