North NJ man indicted in neighbor's stabbing death
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A man who allegedly stabbed
his upstairs neighbor after they argued at a northern New Jersey apartment
complex has been indicted on murder charges.
Forty-nine-year-old man Stephen Baldino of Lyndhurst also faces charges of
hindering apprehension and weapons offenses in the indictment handed up this
week by a Bergen County grand jury. He remains jailed on $2 million cash
Prosecutors say Baldino stabbed 52-year-old Lydja Mitchell multiple times
inside her apartment on March 5 after they argued over an unknown matter. Police
found Mitchell's body several hours later after another neighbor became
concerned when they could not contact Mitchell.
Investigators later seized "numerous pieces of evidence" inside Baldino's
apartment, including clothing and footwear that was soaking in