A man and woman have been arrested for the second time in as many days in New Jersey for allegedly breaking into their house and attacking their two young daughters with a hammer.
Law enforcement officials said Thursday they arrested Robert P. Schieffer, 50, and Susanne M. Sauer, 34, on multiple charges.
The arrest comes as police say a New Jersey man has been charged with first-degree attempted murder and assault with intent to kill in connection with the Sept. 11, 2018, incident.
Schieffer was arrested Wednesday in New Brunswick, where he lived, on charges of first- and second-degree murder, first- degree assault and first- to second- degree burglary.
The other two women, ages 33 and 20, were arrested in Newark, N.J., on charges including first-, second- and third-degree burglary and first and second degree robbery.
The men were arrested about 1:45 a.m. in a building that Schieff had reportedly occupied.
They were taken to the Essex County Jail.
The New Jersey State Police said they have arrested Pascale S. Siegel, 49, in connection to the crimes.
They said Siegel is currently in the Essex county jail.
Szegeff, a former U.S. Army soldier, was arrested earlier Thursday in Camden, N., on suspicion of second- to third-level burglary.
Siegel and Szeger were scheduled to appear in Essex County Superior Court Friday.