Wood-Ridge Man Denies Killing Woman Found In Burning HomeDaniel Rochat, 37, entered a not guilty plea Friday to charges of murder, aggravated arson and armed burglary in the death of 70-year-old Barbara Vernieri.
Man Charged In Mysterious Death Of East Rutherford, N.J. Woman Daniel Rochat, 37, of Wood-Ridge, New Jersey was arrested Wednesday for first degree murder, attempted murder, arson, burglary, resisting arrest and other charges in the death of 70-year-old Barbara Vernieri.
Authorities Investigate Whether East Rutherford Woman's Death Is Connected To Other MurdersThe Medical Examiner said Barbara Vernieri of East Rutherford died from blunt force trauma to her head early Friday morning. The 70-year-old grandmother's home was then set on fire with her body inside, authorities said.
New Jersey Widow Killed; Investigators Looking Into Possible Link To Other CrimesCrime scene tape is still surrounding the East Rutherford home of 70-year-old Barbara Vernieri. Investigators said the widowed real estate agent was murdered before her home was set on fire.