Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Man indicted in slaying of house-sitter in Gloucester Twp.

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An Elk Township man has been indicted on murder and other charges for allegedly fatally shooting a woman who was house-sitting at his mother's home.

The Camden County Prosecutor's Office said today that a grand jury indicted 47-year-old Timothy Donnelly on counts that include murder, felony murder, robbery and weapons offenses for the Sept. 20, 2013, death of Kathleen Korbel.

Prosecutors allege that Donnelly fatally shot Korbel, 54, at his mother's home on Mayflower Drive in Gloucester Township.

Donnelly's mother -- who prosecutors say had no role in the crime -- was on vacation at the time, and Korbel was house-sitting.

Korbel was shot in the head, authorities said, and jewelry, coins and money were also taken from the home.

Donnelly was taken into custody last fall, after investigators found stolen jewelry in a duffel bag belonging to him, a box of buried ammunition was found in a property near his Elk Township home, and a witness saw him carrying a gun and pill bottle matching the description of Korbel's morphine prescription, prosecutors said at the time of his arrest.


Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or ebabay@philly.com. Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443 or BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com. Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

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