CAMDEN, N.J. — Authorities say that a New Jersey woman admitted to fatally beating her boyfriend with two metal frying pans because she was angry after they had an argument.

A police probable cause statement shows that Maleia Cole told police she was angry that Jason Lewis had walked out of the trailer where they lived after an argument.

Police say Cole followed him across the street and into at a nearby convenience store while beating him.

Lewis died from his injuries on Sept. 26, several weeks after he was discharged from a hospital following the attack.

Cole was charged with murder Monday. It wasn’t known if she had an attorney.

His father, Daniel Munoz, says that Lewis loved being a dad to his four children.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.