NJ man arrested in murders of girlfriend, her daughter - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

NJ man arrested in murders of girlfriend, her daughter

Posted: Updated:
Michael C. Brady, 34, of Teaneck, N.J. (Bergen County Prosecutor photo) Michael C. Brady, 34, of Teaneck, N.J. (Bergen County Prosecutor photo)
MYFOXNY.COM -

Police have arrested a man in the murders of his girlfriend and her daughter in Englewood, N.J.

Michael C. Brady, 34, of Teaneck, is accused of killing Tam Marie "Tammy" Pitts-Gaddy, 40, and Natasia Gaddy, 5, in their home earlier this week. Their bodies were found in their apartment Tuesday, authorities said.

Brady, who had been living on and off in the apartment for the last three years, got into an argument with Pitts-Gaddy and stabbed her to death, according to Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli. Her daughter, Natasia, who is not Brady's biological child, apparently witnessed the stabbing, so he then suffocated her by holding a plastic bag over her head, the prosecutor said.

Authorities charged Brady, a custodian at the Leonia Middle School in Leonia, N.J., with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and third-degree hindering apprehension. 

He is being held at the Bergen County Jail with bail set at $2 million. He is set to go before a judge on Thursday.

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • GIRLTALK #takeover

    Angela Simmons reaches out

    Angela Simmons reaches out

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:09:20 GMT
    The Boys and Girls Club of Newark seems like the last place you'd expect to find the daughter of hip hop royalty. But when it comes to inspiring young girls, Angela Simmons, daughter of Rev. Run of Run DMC, believes in the old adage "each one, teach one." While it may seem like she had a silver spoon in her mouth, she knows the importance of giving back.
    The Boys and Girls Club of Newark seems like the last place you'd expect to find the daughter of hip hop royalty. But when it comes to inspiring young girls, Angela Simmons, daughter of Rev. Run of Run DMC, believes in the old adage "each one, teach one." While it may seem like she had a silver spoon in her mouth, she knows the importance of giving back.
  • Dangerous rip currents at NJ, NY beaches

    Dangerous rip currents at NJ, NY beaches

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:54:07 GMT
    Several beaches on the New Jersey and New York coastlines are open to visitors but closed to swimming because of high surf and dangerous rip currents. The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory and Rip Current Statement for the area beaches because of the effects of Hurricane Cristobal, which is expected to track south and east of the Jersey shore through Thursday.
    Several beaches on the New Jersey and New York coastlines are open to visitors but closed to swimming because of high surf and dangerous rip currents. The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory and Rip Current Statement for the area beaches because of the effects of Hurricane Cristobal, which is expected to track south and east of the Jersey shore through Thursday.
  • Man kills wife, wounds self at NJ hospital

    Man kills wife, wounds self at NJ hospital

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:50:16 GMT
    Authorities say a man fatally shot his wife and wounded himself at a hospital in southern New Jersey. Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jason Laughlin says the shooting happened Wednesday at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford. The man was being treated for his injuries.
    Authorities say a man fatally shot his wife and wounded himself at a hospital in southern New Jersey. Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jason Laughlin says the shooting happened Wednesday at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford. The man was being treated for his injuries.

Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices