Woman pleads guilty to A.C. tourist stabbings
MAYS LANDING - A Philadelphia woman, who has paranoid schizophrenia, pleaded guilty to murder charges after she fatally stabbed two Canadian tourists outside an Atlantic City hotel resort last summer, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said.
Antoinette Pelzer, 45, of West Huntington Park, was homeless, when she killed Alice Mei See Leung, 47, and her mother, Po Lin Wan, 80, both of Scarborough, Ontario, with a 12-inch butcher knife during a robbery attempt May 21 near Bally's Atlantic City Casino Hotel.
Surveillance video of the attack showed Pelzer running across the street to attack the tourists outside the hotel. Pelzer tried to take Leung's pocketbook and stabbed her repeatedly when she didn't let the bag go. Pelzer then stabbed Wan, who tried to protect her daughter.
Pelzer entered her guilty plea in Superior Court in Atlantic County. She had originally pleaded not guilty. She is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 24. - Darran Simon