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May 23, 2012
 
A brutal, broad daylight knife attack that left a Toronto mother and daughter dead in Atlantic City lasted a mere 13 seconds.

Barely 24 hours after what is believed to be a botched purse snatching, the Pennsylvania woman accused of butchering the vacationing Canadians was calm and even had her sense of humour during her first appearance in New Jersey court.

When Superior Court Judge Michael Donio asked Antoinette Pelzer if she had hired a lawyer, the accused stumbled over her words and then began laughing.

“I’m trying to find out where’s my public defence, my public, my ...,” she said, before bursting into laughter.

The dishevelled 44-year-old appeared puzzled throughout her arraignment and was surprised when the judge mentioned the two victims — Po Lin Wan, 80, and Alice Mei See Leung, 47, both of Scarborough — had died.

“Both?” Pelzer asked.

The accused was also taken aback when the judge explained her robbery and weapons charges had been upgraded to include two counts of murder.

But Pelzer, who apparently has mental health issues, displayed virtually no emotion as Donio detailed the heinous killings she is accused of committing in front of Bally’s Atlantic City casino hotel.

It’s alleged Pelzer first stabbed Leung repeatedly with a 12-inch butcher knife then turned the knife on the elderly woman when she intervened.

“The (younger) victim fell to the ground and while on the ground the suspect attempted to take the victim’s pocketbook from her shoulder,” Donio alleged.“When the victim would not relinquish (the purse), the suspect stabbed her additional times.”

Some U.S. media reports say the attacker was captured by surveillance cameras running from across the street and chasing the Toronto women.

Atlantic City Police officer Jacob Abbruscato was on patrol in the area and spotted the attack around 10 a.m. Monday.

He jumped out of his cruiser and ran to the aid of the woman, drawing his gun and ordering the assailant to drop the knife.

The woman complied and Abbruscato arrested her.

Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel, who presented the case, said the officer was able to stop the attack within 13 seconds.

The injured women were rushed to a nearby hospital and later died.

Karen Foss, a Canadian government spokesman, confirmed officials from the Consulate General of Canada in New York are in contact with local authorities and are “providing consular assistance.”

Toronto Police said they have been asked to find the victims’ relatives, but have not yet located any family.

Gladys Pelzer, the mother of the accused, told a Philadelphia television station that her daughter is schizophrenic and was likely off her medication while living on the streets of the resort town. She is also a mother of three and grandmother of eight.

Pelzer’s bail was set at $1.5 million.

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/05/21/two-cana...

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May 23, 2012
 
Ppl with mental illnesses should not be allowed to roam the streets
There's a mental group home that just opened not to far from my kids school, and I see them walking near the school all the time a lot of us complained about it
They walk around talking to themselves, one guy was throwing punches in the air
Why would they bring these ppl by a school? that's asking for trouble

Anyway sad story
Carol

Oak Park, MI

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May 23, 2012
 
aZiya wrote:
Ppl with mental illnesses should not be allowed to roam the streets
There's a mental group home that just opened not to far from my kids school, and I see them walking near the school all the time a lot of us complained about it
They walk around talking to themselves, one guy was throwing punches in the air
Why would they bring these ppl by a school? that's asking for trouble
Anyway sad story
You're WWW and the OP;

white Couple adopts black girl and kills her

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Jorge

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May 23, 2012
 
for all of aziya's anti-white rhetoric, i'll agree w/ her on this one..i see that a lot where I am,...these are people that really need help yet are neglected
Carol

Oak Park, MI

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May 23, 2012
 

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aZiya wrote:
Ppl with mental illnesses should not be allowed to roam the streets
There's a mental group home that just opened not to far from my kids school, and I see them walking near the school all the time a lot of us complained about it
They walk around talking to themselves, one guy was throwing punches in the air
Why would they bring these ppl by a school? that's asking for trouble
Anyway sad story
You're a sociopath and they gave you a badge.

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