Camden, N.J. – A Cherry Hill man is now facing upgraded charges after the Audubon Park woman he injured with a sharp object in July died nearly eight months after the attack, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Haddon Township Police Chief Mark Cavallo.
Philip Puche, 72, of Cherry Hill, was charged on March 18 with one count of first-degree Murder.
On July 19, 2020, police were called to the 10 block of Turtledove Court in Audubon Park around 10 a.m. for a reported stabbing. When they arrived, they found the victim suffering from multiple stab and slash wounds.
The victim, identified as Nancy Kenny, 63, of Audubon Park, provided Puche’s name to police as her attacker before she was transported to an area hospital. Kenny was treated for her extensive injuries and later released, but passed away on March 15, 2021.
On March 16, a medical examiner determined Kenny’s Cause of Death was Complications of Multiple Incised Wounds to the Head and Neck and ruled her Manner of Death a homicide.
Puche remains in the Camden County Correctional Facility, where he has been held since July 19, 2020, on several charges, including Attempted Murder.
He is awaiting a detention hearing on the new homicide charge.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.