Landlord ignored woman’s pleas to change locks, allowing husband to kill her, 2 children before hanging self

11 days ago

Salem County news, New Jersey news.

A New Jersey woman was stabbed to death along with her two small kids by the family’s man who broke into their Salem County apartment on February 5, 2020.

Ruth Reyes Severino, 30, had repeatedly pleaded with the landlord of the residence to change the locks of her door over fears her estranged husband 54-year-old Eugenio Severino would harm her and their two children, aged 5 and 2.

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  • Severino had threatened to kill Ruth before she obtained a restraining order against him weeks before the tragedy.

    He was also denied accessing Penns Grove Gardens apartments where his family lived. After perpetrating the crimes, he hanged himself in a nearby park.

    Ruth’s family is now suing the apartment complex owners for refusing to change her door locks as she had repeatedly requested.