$3 Million Bail Set For Woman Accused in River Edge Double Murder

Newburgh, N.Y. woman did not enter a plea in her first court appearance.

A 49-year-old New York woman accused of killing her ex-boyfriend and a River Edge woman is being held on $3 million bail after her first court appearance Friday. 

Monica Mogg, of Newburgh, N.Y., nor her attorney, David Goldstein, entered a plea on her behalf.

Mogg has been accused of shooting Arthur Noeldechen and stabbing Lillian Kim to death in a Millbrook Road home on Oct. 30 after stalking the couple for months, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office said. She was arrested in Connecticut late on Oct. 31 and recently transported back to Bergen County.

Police located Noeldechan and Kim during a welfare check on the Millbrook Road house. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli previously stated Mogg had been stalking the victims for several months after her relationship with Noeldechan ended.

Authorities believe Mogg drove to River Edge and broke into the house through an unlocked door, armed with a rifle and knife, the prosecutor's office said. During a confrontation, Mogg allegedly shot Noeldechan and then stabbed Kim before fleeing the state to Connecticut, the prosecutor's office said.

Neither of the weapons have been recovered although New York state police divers recently searched the Hudson River shoreline, according to the Times Herald-Record of Middletown.

Mogg was initially charged with two counts of murder and now also faces two counts of felony murder, armed burglary, criminal weapons possession, destroying evidence, stalking and theft.

If convincted, she could be sentenced to two consecutive life terms. The case will next be scheduled for presentation to the Bergen County grand jury for indictment.


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