A Claremont Avenue resident has died from injuries sustained in a stabbing early Sunday morning at his home, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Felicia Williams, 37, allegedly stabbed her boyfriend Herbet Warrenton Spriggs, 46, at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the home located at 285 Claremont Ave. The two were reportedly arguing when Williams allegedly stabbed Spriggs with a knife, according to the prosecutor’s office.
Spriggs drove himself to Mountainside Hospital, but later died at approximately 4:10 a.m. Sunday, according to authorities.
The home is situated on a busy suburban street in the heart of Montclair, and blocks away from the township’s municipal building and a church.
Williams was charged with aggravated manslaughter and weapons offenses. She is currently being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250,000 bail.
On Monday, neighbors were hesitant to talk about the incident.
One neighbor, who requested his name not be used, said there was yellow police tape cordoning off the home on Sunday. The police tape was gone on Monday afternoon.
Another neighbor, who also asked to remain anonymous, said the police activity was “not common” for the neighborhood. He had seen Williams and Spriggs in the past, but did not recall any previous incidents where police were called to the house.
“All I know is someone is dead,” he added.