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Jersey City Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter in Death of Girlfriend

Jersey City

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on April 8, Rand March, 66, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree aggravated manslaughter related to the death of his girlfriend, Kimberly Haston which occurred on November 23, 2020, in Jersey City. 

According to officials, March admitted in court to using a knife to cause the death of Haston. 

According to police, on November 23, 2020, at approximately 1:45 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department Emergency Services Unit responded to an apartment on Court House Place to perform a welfare check on a senior resident.

Police said that when officers gained access to the apartment, they found a lifeless Kimberley Haston, 67, on the floor with a laceration to her neck. Haston was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 3:52 p.m.

The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the Cause of death to be a sharp force injury of the neck and the Manner of death to be homicide.

According to police, March, who shared the apartment with Haston and was in the apartment at the time, was taken into custody by JCPD police officers. He was later arrested and charged by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit.

Sentencing, in this case, has been scheduled for June 16 before the Honorable Paul DePascale, J.S.C., who accepted the guilty plea earlier today.