UPDATED: Prosecutor’s office investigating possible murder of Kearny woman


The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has charged a man with murder after finding a Kearny woman – the mother of his three kids – stabbed to death last night. Prosecutor's Office

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Jose Castro-Lavado, 36, of Kearny, was charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

The victim, Luis Cristina Reyna-Tello, 46, was declared dead at the scene, 133 Chestnut Street, at 7:15 p.m. Kearny police responded to a 911 call of a medical injury at about 6:45 p.m., authorities said.

The prosecutor’s office announced on Twitter at 8:39 p.m. last night that they were looking into “the death of a female.”

A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office was not immediately available to provide more details about the woman’s death.

If ruled a homicide, it would be the first murder in Kearny since the 2013 shooting of 16-year-old Alishia Colon. As a result of the killing, Cruz Martinez, Jr. was given a life sentence in prison.

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  1. Reyna was just eating and the father of the three kids came and came with a knife q stabbed her and she just died and the girls started crying and the big one called 911 and this happened