West New York man charged with rendering mother, who later died, unresponsive

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A West New York man was charged with rendering his mother, who later died, unresponsive inside their 66th Street home yesterday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit arrested and charged Emmanuel
Gonzalez, 33, of West New York, with second-degree aggravated assault after his mother
was found unresponsive in their residence at 439 66th St., Suarez said in a statement.

Gonzalez was detained at the scene and has been charged with aggravated assault, a second-degree crime.

Yesterday at approximately 1:30 p.m., members of the West New York Police Department responded to 439 66th St., apartment No. 2, on a report of an unresponsive 62-year-old woman.

Upon arrival, officers were met by Gonzalez, who is the son of the victim. Officers were directed to a bedroom where the woman, later identified as Irma L. Pons Gonzalez, was found unresponsive.

Pons-Gonzalez was pronounced deceased at 1:46 p.m.

The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner and the investigation remains ongoing and additional charges may be filed.