Camden, N.J. – A Camden woman has been charged in connection to a March 9 homicide in Lindenwold, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Lindenwold Police Chief Michael P. McCarthy Jr.
Yushika Taplin, 31, of Camden, has been charged with second-degree Manslaughter in the death of 46-year-old Daycorey Singleton.
Detectives said Taplin called the Camden Metro Police Department around 5:30 p.m. to report she had killed someone at an apartment in Lindenwold. When officers from the Lindenwold Police Department arrived at the apartment on the 2000 block of the White Horse Pike, they found Singleton dead from multiple stab wounds.
Through the investigation, investigators learned Taplin had gone to the apartment around 7 a.m. on March 9 to get some of her belongings. After Taplin couldn’t find her items inside, she told detectives she confronted Singleton and the argument turned physical, leading to the stabbing.
Taplin was transported to the Camden County Correctional Facility and is awaiting a detention hearing.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.