Jurors began deliberating Thursday in the trial of a man accused of killing a 6-year-old boy - later hailed as a hero - and attacking the boy's sister at knifepoint in Camden.
The slaying drew national outrage in 2012. Authorities said Osvaldo Rivera broke into a Ware Street home that Sept. 2 and slashed the throat of Dominick Andujar. Dominick, police said, was trying to stop Rivera from assaulting his 12-year-old sister, Amber, who was on the living room couch.
Dominick's actions allowed his sister, who also was slashed in the throat, to escape and ask neighbors for help.
Rivera, 33, of Camden - nicknamed "Popeye" - was indicted by a grand jury last year on a litany of charges, ranging from felony murder to aggravated sexual assault.