WALDWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 45-year-old mother in New Jersey died of cardiac arrest when she tried to break up a domestic dispute between her son and his girlfriend, authorities said.
The pair face charges stemming from the death of Ana Rojas-Jovel.
Juan Martinez Rojas, 28, and Claudia Hernandez Soriano, 25, started fighting in front of a 7-year-old child after they returned to their Waldwick home from a party early Monday, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said.
Rojas-Jovel tried to intervene and was assaulted by Hernandez Soriano, authorities said.
During the assault, Rojas-Jovel suffered a cardiac event and died, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said.
Hernandez Soriano is charged with reckless manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, simple assault and hindering apprehension for hiding evidence which was later found by investigators, Molinelli said. Bail was set at $250,000.
Martinez Rojas is charged with child endangerment and simple assault. Bail was set at $75,000.
They’re scheduled to make an initial court appearance on Thursday.
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