Former Jersey City Police Dispatcher Convicted of Killing Wife

A jury convicted a 37-year-old man today of strangling his wife inside their County Village home in 2014. 

According to authorities, on Aug. 18, 2014, police received a 911 call requesting an ambulance. When emergency responders arrived, they found Monica Montone, 34, dead.

Police arrested Kevin Montone at the scene on drug charges.

Official stated that when the couple's son was evaluated at the Jersey City Medical Center later that day, where he said "mommy and daddy were fighting. Daddy hit mommy. Mommy did not wake up. Mommy died and daddy was crying."

Officials said Montone was charged with murder in 2014 when a medical examiner ruled that his wife died of asphyxia due to neck compressions and the manner of her death was homicide.

Authorities ultimately convicted Kevin Montone on Aug. 18, 2014.

In addition, Montone was convicted of possession of heroin and endangering the welfare of the couple's son, after bags of heroin were found scattered in their home within the child's reach.

The sentence will be handled by Hudson County Superior Court Judge Patrick Arre in the Hudson County Administration Building in Jersey City.

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