Daniel 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.
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.
The 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.
Police surrounded the house on Polo Lane around 8:30 a.m. Friday after getting a call about a woman shot in the head. The caller said that her 82-year-old father had killed her 79-year-old mother and was going to kill himself, police said.
Aakash Dalal, 20, is charged with conspiring to kill Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Martin Delaney.
The second man charged in a series of attacks on synagogues in New Jersey is being held on $2.5 million bail.
“Someone like Mr. Graziano, let’s just say it’s probably best we did make the arrest when we did,” Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said Wednesday.
Random, But Regular Police Protection Coming For Synagogues In Wake Of Recent Attacks In Northern N.J.
The firebombing of Rabbi Nosson Schuman’s residence next to Congregation Beth El marked the fourth hate crime targeted at a Jewish center in the past month.
A former Hasbrouck Heights police officer has been charged in the case of a Wood-Ridge man who was found stabbed to death on Sunday.
Customs agents in Florida arrested a suspect in a fatal New Jersey stabbing minutes before his flight took off for Colombia. Authorities found Pedro Guittierez had flown from JFK Airport to Orlando on Tuesday.
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says 30-year-old Randy Manning of Brooklyn faces numerous charges — including felony murder and witness tampering — in the death of Rhian H. Stoute, a 33-year-old Brooklyn resident who performed under the name Kampane.
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said K-9 units of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office made the initial find at 1:57 p.m. Monday.