Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk and Chesilhurst Police Chief Wendell Smith reported a homicide in Chesilhurst this weekend.

Francis Ponetta, M/44, of Chesilhurst, was stabbed in the leg in the parking lot of the Last Chance Saloon on the 200 block of the White Horse Pike in Chesilhurst shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, March 8. He was taken to Virtua West Jersey Hospital in Berlin and died there at 11:34 p.m.

Anyone with information on the killing is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Investigator Janene Bahr at (856) 225-8500 or Chesilhurst Police Detective Chris Francis at (856) 767-2768. Information may also be emailed to