Nanny Asked Ex-Boyfriend to Return Key. He Arrived With a Knife.
The police say spurned love was the motive for the murder of an au pair and her employer in Maplewood, N.J.
Karen Bermudez-Rodriguez wanted to break up with her boyfriend. And she wanted him to give back her keys.
Ms. Bermudez-Rodriguez, a 26-year-old au pair who lived with a family in a New Jersey suburb, exchanged text messages with the boyfriend, Joseph Porter, on Saturday at about 1:30 a.m., according to court documents.
Less than five hours later, Mr. Porter used the key...