On Tuesday, July 7, Gloucester County Sheriffs were called to a home on Aberdeen Creek Road, where they found Corena Chambers gravely wounded, and her infant daughter dead. Her husband was missing from the home; deputies tracked him down and arrested him on Wednesday night after finding his car parked at Wahrani Nature Trail, 30 miles away.
Dennis Chambers was charged with second-degree murder in the death of the child. He was also charged with malicious wounding after bludgeoning his 24-year-old wife with a hammer, police say.
The documents show that family members and neighbors told investigators that Corena had been having several extramarital relationships with a number of men; and that she had recently told her husband that the baby was not his biological child.
He claimed the couple got married four years ago, and while they had disagreements, they never showed any sign of violence.
“I’m sorry for the baby, but I just can’t see that Dennis done anything,” the neighbor insisted.
“It would have to be proven to me, I’d have to see. But I guess time will tell what’s really happened.”