The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit has arrested and charged 33-year old, West New York resident, Emmanuel Gonzalez with second-degree aggravated assault after his 62-year old mother was found unresponsive yesterday afternoon in their residence at 439. 66th Street.
According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Gonzalez was detained at the scene and has been charged with aggravated assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)1, a crime of the second degree.
At approximately 1:30 pm on Thursday, members of the West New York Police Department responded to apartment #2 at the residence after receiving a report of an unresponsive woman, later identified as 62-year old Irma L. Pons-Gonzalez. They were met by Gonzalez, the victim’s son, and were directed to a bedroom.
The woman was pronounced dead at 1:46 pm. The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner. The investigation is continuing, and additional charges may be filed according to the Prosecutor’s Office.
Gonzalez is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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