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Woman arrested in slaying of S.J. ironworker

A Camden County woman was arrested Friday and charged in the murder of a South Jersey ironworker, authorities said.

Lori Hummel, 39, of Gloucester City, was taken into custody Friday morning at a friend's home, said Sean Dalton, the Gloucester County Prosecutor. He did not elaborate.

In addition to murder, Hummel was charged with robbery and weapons counts.

Dalton said Hummel went to visit Thomas Carbin, 54, at his Westville apartment on Sunday evening.

"Sometime in the early morning hours Monday, she inflicted serious injuries to Mr. Carbin's neck with a sharp instrument causing his death," the prosecutor said in a statement following a news conference Friday at the Westville Municipal Building.

Following the stabbing, Hummel allegedly took gift cards, cash and personal items from the apartment, Dalton said.

Dalton would not specify what type of relationship Hummel had with Carbin.

"He knew her well enough to be in the apartment when this took place," Dalton said, adding they had known each other for "a few years."

After the slaying, Hummel allegedly drove Carbin's Chevrolet pickup truck to nearby Ironworkers Local No. 399 Union Hall, Dalton said.

Later Monday morning, Hummel was spotted shopping at a nearby store, the prosecutor said.

Carbin's teenage daughter found him around 1:15 p.m. on Monday slumped by his computer in the apartment he shared with cats George and Frankie above the Tower Tavern.

Carbin, an unemployed welder and pipe fitter, was a burly, affable man, family members said. He was separated from his wife, but was close with her and the couple's adult children, family members said.

Hummel was being held after failing to post $750,000 bail.