HCPO and Harrison police arrest man, 32, for allegedly fatally stabbing mother, 67


The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and Harrison Police Department are investigating the fatal stabbing of a 67-year-old woman who was allegedly killed by her son, who has been arrested for the crime.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

This morning 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, Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.

Upon arrival, 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.

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, 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.

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

The HCPO Homicide Unit and the Harrison Police Department are actively investigating this case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the HCPO at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.

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