30-year-old Rollie Ellis of Pleasantville pleaded guilty Thursday morning in connection to the fatal stabbing of an Atlantic City woman in April, 2018.

Rollie Ellis - Photo: ACPO
Rollie Ellis - Photo: ACPO

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner says Ellis pleaded guilty to first degree aggravated manslaughter for the death of 34-year-old Jennifer Rodriguez and second degree aggravated assault for stabbing 34-year-old Raphy Rodriguez, both of Atlantic City.

Authorities say in the early morning hours of April 11, 2018, Raphy and Jennifer Rodriguez were in their apartment at 3 South Iowa Avenue in Atlantic City with Ellis when Ellis stabbed the two.

Jennifer Rodriguez was able to escape the apartment and run to the Atlantic City Police Department, which is located across the street. Jennifer Rodriguez was found in the lobby of the Public Safety Building unresponsive and bleeding from the stab wound to the back of the head/neck. She was transported to AtlantiCare-City where she was later pronounced dead. Raphy Rodriguez was also able to escape the apartment and flag down a Atlantic City Police officer on Iowa Ave. He was transported to the hospital with several serious stab wounds and survived.

Ellis was arrested and charged with first degree Murder, first degree attempted murder, and third degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Ellis remains in custody at the Atlantic County Justice Facility where she is awaiting sentencing.

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