Son Stabs Mother To Death Overnight In Harrison, Second Victim Stable With Multiple Stab Wounds

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Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Harrison Police Department are investigating the fatal stabbing of a 67-year-old woman that occurred on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

At approximately 1:18 a.m., the Harrison Police Department was notified of a stabbing incident at the Harrison Gardens apartment complex, located on Harrison Avenue between Schuyler and Franklin Avenues. Upon arrival, officers located two female victims in the area outside building number six with multiple stab wounds. Both victims were transported to University Hospital in Newark. Rosa Massoni, 67, of Harrison, was pronounced dead at 2:02 a.m. The Cause and Manner of Death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. The second victim, a 50-year-old Harrison resident, remains hospitalized with serious injuries and is in stable condition.

Massoni’s son, Victor Temoche, 32, of Harrison, was arrested and charged with Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, a crime of the first degree; Attempted Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1, a crime of the first degree; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (knife) in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5, a crime of the fourth degree; and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4, a crime of the third degree. Prosecutor Suarez credited the Homicide Unit, the Harrison Police Department, and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation and arrest.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Harrison Police Department are actively investigating this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.   All information will be kept confidential. The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).

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