Prosecutor: West New York man charged with attempted murder in Cliffside Park


A West New York man has been charged with attempted murder in Cliffside Park after he slashed the victim’s throat in a domestic violence incident yesterday, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced.

Background photo via Flickr, inset photo via the Bergen County Jail.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Ernesto Lara-Rojo, 49, of West New York, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon, Musella said in a statement.

Yesterday at approximately 4:58 p.m., the Cliffside Park Police Department responded to a report of a domestic violence incident involving serious bodily injury.

An investigation conducted by the BCPO’s Major Crimes Unit and the Cliffside Park PD revealed that a female victim’s throat was cut with a razor blade by Lara-Rojo.

The victim was transported to Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen with life-threatening injuries.

Lara-Rojo was scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack today.

Musella thanked the Cliffside Park PD and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in this investigation.

Additionally, The Daily Voice reported that Lara-Rojo is a Cuban national.

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