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Slain Englewood mom, daughter laid to rest Tuesday

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning for a northern New Jersey mom and her young daughter who were allegedly slain by the mother's boyfriend.

Bergen County prosecutors say 34-year-old Michael Brady of Teaneck stabbed 41-year-old Tam Marie "Tammy" Pitts-Gaddy last week during an argument in her apartment in Englewood.

They say he then used a plastic bag to smother her 5-year-old daughter, Natasia Gaddy, because she had witnessed her mother's slaying.

Brady remains jailed on $2 million bail. He's pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, hindering apprehension and weapons offenses.

Prosecutors say Brady and Pitts-Gaddy had dated for the last three years and lived together at times during their relationship.

The homicides were the first in Englewood this year.

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