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Updated: Authorities Arrest & Charge Mays Landing Woman With Murdering Her Husband on Christmas

On December 25, 2022 at approximately 10:19 p.m., the Hamilton Twp. Police Dept. responded to a residence on the 5200 block of Mays Landing Somers Point Rd., for an injured male.

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On Sunday, December 25, 2022, Marylue Wigglesworth, 51, of Mays Landing, NJ was charged and arrested for the murder of her husband, David Wigglesworth, 57, also of Mays Landing.

On December 25, 2022 at approximately 10:19 p.m., the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to a residence on the 5200 block of Mays Landing Somers Point Rd., for an injured male.

Officers arrived to find the man, later identified as David B. Wigglesworth suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Mr. Wigglesworth was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of Marylue Wigglesworth for murder.

The Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office completed an autopsy of David Wigglesworth and has determined his cause of death to be a single gunshot wound and the manner of death was deemed a homicide.

Mrs. Wigglesworth was taken into custody and lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

This continues to be an active and cooperative investigation between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s OfficeMajor Crimes Unit and the Township of Hamilton Police Department.

These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Anyone with information about this incident or other crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit at 609-909-7666 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Website at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.

People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at

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The following statement on behalf of Marylue R. Wigglesworth was issued on December 29, 2022 by her attorneys Jonathan E. Diego, Esq. and Melissa Rosenblum, Esq.

Jonathan E. Diego, Esq.. (Diego Law Firm, LLC) and Melissa Rosenblum, Esq. (Law Offices of Melissa Resenblum) have been retained and will serve as co-counsel for Ms. Marylue Wigglesworth.

First and foremost, our client strongly maintains her innocence.

A tragedy occurred on Christmas evening. Our legal team continues to investigate the events of that night. However, there is no dispute that Ms. Wigglesworth was the victim of domestic violence.

Due to her husband’s assault that night Mr. Wigglesworth experienced significant bruising and other injuries.

Unfortunately, Christmas night was not the first time Ms. Wigglesworth was a victim of her husband’s significant violence.

Melissa Rosenblum, Esq. and Jonathan Diego, Esq. have assembled an outstanding legal team to ensure Ms. Wigglesworth’s rights are protected, and that justice prevails following this heartbreaking and sad event.

There have been many preliminary news reports of the disastrous events that occurred Christmas evening.

However, Ms. Wigglesworth is innocent of the charge against her, and the media and public are asked to respect her presumption of innocence.

The facts of that heart-rending evening will unfold in a court of law, not the court of public opinion. It is also requested that the media and public respect the privacy of Ms. Wigglesworth and her husband’s families.

*Post has been updated.