With victims stuck at home, domestic violence concerns are mounting: ‘It’s an ideal situation for an abuser’

When detectives asked Alexander Jacobs why his wife lay dead inside their East Hanover home, he answered them.“I accept that I killed my wife,” he remarked, before invoking his right to remain silent, according to a police report.Hours prior on March 26, police had swarmed Jacobs’ Selmar Terrace house. His daughter had called 911 to report her parents were involved in a domestic dispute with a gun.Jacobs, 74, shot his wife in the head with a handgun, according to authorities. His lawyer, Vincent Nuzzi, says it was an accident.What drove Jacobs, a physicist at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center ...


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