Man Admits Killing Grandmother

Man Admits Killing Grandmother A man on Tuesday admitted killing his daughter's grandmother in Haddonfield, N.J., during a fight over a Halloween party last year.

In pleading guilty to aggravated manslaughter, William Erskowitz agreed to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in November.

Diana Barker was known for adopting mentally and physically disabled children. At one point in the 1990s, 10 children lived in the family's home.

Barker and her husband also had custody of their biological granddaughter and let Erskowitz live with them.

Authorities say Barker died of blunt force trauma to her head and neck after Erskowitz knocked her down. Authorities say the argument was over whether he should take the girl to a church Halloween event.

After the slaying, Erskowitz fled with the girl to his girlfriend's home in Hamilton, Atlantic County.


Author: NBC10/AP


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