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UPDATE: Man Stabs His Mother to Death in Harrison, Hudson Prosecutor Says

Harrison Town

By: Richard L. Smith

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Harrison Police Department are investigating the fatal stabbing of a 67-year-old woman that occurred on Tuesday, January 17. 


According to a statement released by Prosecutor Suarez, at approximately 1:18 a.m., the Harrison Police Department was notified of a stabbing incident at the Harrison Gardens apartment complex, located on Harrison Avenue between Schuyler and Franklin Avenues.


Upon arrival, Prosecutor Suarez said officers located two female victims in the area outside building number six with multiple stab wounds.

Both victims were transported to University Hospital in Newark.

Prosecutor Suarez said Ms. Rosa Massoni, 67, of Harrison, was pronounced dead at 2:02 a.m. The Cause and Manner of Death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

The second victim, a 50-year-old Harrison resident, remains hospitalized with serious injuries and is in stable condition.

Massoni’s son, Mr. Victor Temoche, 32, of Harrison, was arrested and charged with Murder, Attempted Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (knife) and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Homicide Unit, the Harrison Police Department, and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation and arrest.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Harrison Police Department are actively investigating this case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at:

All information will be kept confidential.