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Jose Diaz, alleged killer of Villanova prof, held on murder charges

New details emerged in the violent death of a Villanova professor at her alleged killer's preliminary hearing this morning.

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New details emerged in the violent death of a Villanova professor at her alleged killer's preliminary hearing this morning.

Jose Diaz, 42, is accused of stabbing Carol Ambruster to death inside her Germantown apartment on Dec. 9 and stealing the contents of her purse, Newsworks reported.

Diaz, who reportedly worked at Ambruster's apartment building as a handyman, was identified in part based on blood found on his boots that DNA tests allegedly showed to be that of Ambruster.

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Ambruster, who taught at Villanova in the astrophysics department from 1987 to 2011, was a recent retiree who colleagues remembered fondly.

Diaz will be arraigned on murder charges April 15.

 
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