Cherry Hill Man Charged with 1st-Deg Murder as Ex-Wife Dies From Injuries Sustained in Stabbing Attack


Philip Puche faces murder charges in the death of Nancy Kenny, 63, of Audubon Park. Puche attacked Kenny in her home last summer and has been in custody since.

By Matt Skoufalos | March 19, 2021

Camden County Prosecutor’s Office logo. Credit: CCPO.

A Cherry Hill man accused of breaking into his ex-wife’s home and attempting to kill her last summer now faces first-degree murder charges, as the victim died from injuries sustained in the attack.

Philip Puche, 72, was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the incident.

Puche has been housed in the Camden County Jail since July 2020, when he allegedly attacked 63-year-old Nancy Kenny in her Audubon Park Home.

According to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO), police responded to the unit block of Turtledove Court in Audubon Park around 10 a.m. on July 16, 2020 for a reported stabbing.

They discovered Kenny there, suffering from multiple stab and slash wounds, and immediately transported her to an area hospital, the CCPO reported. Kenny identified Puche as her attacker.

She was treated for extensive injuries and was later released, but died March 15, 2021. A medical examiner determined the cause of her death to be “complications of multiple incised wounds to the head and neck,” and ruled the manner of her death to be a homicide, the CCPO reported.

Puche has not yet had a pre-trial hearing on the murder charge, but already faces multiple charges in the case, including:

  • first-degree armed robbery
  • second-degree burglary
  • second-degree aggravated assault
  • third-degree aggravated assault on a domestic violence victim
  • third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose
  • fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon


Another charge of first-degree attempted murder will be upgraded to first-degree murder based on Kenny’s death.

All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. An arrest is not a conviction.

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