18-year-old Gilbert Newton III of Philadelphia has been charged for murder for stabbing 18-years-old ex-girlfriend Morgan McCaffery. The boyfriend fatally stabbed the young woman during a domestic incident at a SEPTA station in Montgomery County Monday morning.
The officials reported that McCaffery was stabbed at the Meadowbrook SEPTA Station on the 1400 block of Old Valley Road. Her family confirmed Morgan’s identity.
The family members are too shaken to talk on camera. As told by her family, Morgan graduated from Nazareth Academy High School a few months ago only. She had planned to go to college to study Dentistry.
It’s such a shame as it all comes down to the situation and fate. If she had been alive, her family would have been planning her future. But, in the current case, they have to plan her funeral.
On Monday night, the police officers arrested the murderer Gilbert Newton III after announcing charges against him. He will now face various charges. It includes the first-degree murder of McCaffery.
Per the official investigation, McCaffery has just come out of a yearlong relationship with Newton. It has been just a month since they broke off. The deceased went to meet him to discuss their relationship. They had planned to meet at the train station.
The autopsy report confirmed that the woman was stabbed more than 30 times. She died of stabbing and slash wounds.
“A young woman with her whole life ahead of her, just graduated from high school, was brutally stabbed to death,” said Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele. “This murder is a tragedy for her family, her friends, and everyone who loved her. Sadly, we are seeing relationship violence and domestic violence far too often during this pandemic.”
The deceased woman’s last Instagram story, which she posted on Sunday, reads: “You cannot change people, no matter how much you think they need to change.”
SEPTA officials, once again, focused on the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The contact number is 1-800-799-7233.
The police said that the suspect (Gilbert Newton III) is kept at Abington Police Headquarters for arraignment.
The family has set up a GoFundMe campaign to cover her funeral costs.