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Jersey City Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Aggravated Manslaughter of His Girlfriend

Jersey City

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on October 7, the Honorable Paul DePascale, J.S.C. sentenced Rand March, 66, of Jersey City, to 20 years in state prison for aggravated manslaughter related to the death of his girlfriend, Kimberly Haston, which occurred on November 23, 2020, in Jersey City.

According to Prosecutor Suarez, in April, March pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree aggravated manslaughter and admitted in court to using a knife to cause the death of Haston.

Prosecutor Suarez stated that on Monday, November 23, 2020, just before 2 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to an apartment on Court House Place to perform a welfare check on a senior resident. 

According to Prosecutor Suarez, when officers gained access to the apartment, they found a lifeless female, later identified as Kimberly Haston, on the floor with an apparent laceration to her neck. 

Haston was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center, where she was pronounced deceased at 3:52 p.m. 

According to Prosecutor Suarez, March, who shared the apartment with Haston and was in the apartment at the time, was taken into custody by police officers and charged in connection with Haston’s death.