MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. — A New Jersey man convicted of forcing his way into his ex-girlfriend’s home and fatally stabbing her has been sentenced to 50 years in state prison.

Rashon Causey must serve more than 42 years of the sentence imposed Friday before he becomes eligible for parole. He had been convicted last October on murder, burglary and weapons charges stemming from the November 2016 attack.

Burlington County prosecutors say the 40-year-old Burlington City man and the victim, 37-year-old Shanai Marshall, were the parents of a young son.

Authorities have not said what spurred the attack, which occurred at Marshall’s home in Mount Holly. An autopsy determined that she died from a stab wound to the head.

Causey had a violent crime history of more than 92 arrests and 11 felony convictions.

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