Woman Arrested in Nightstick Beating Deaths of Her Mother, Grandmother in Jersey Shore Condo: Prosecutors - NBC New York

Woman Arrested in Nightstick Beating Deaths of Her Mother, Grandmother in Jersey Shore Condo: Prosecutors

Heather Barbera, 41, was arrested Wednesday in Manhattan after allegedly taking a bus to the city from the crime scene

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    Mom and Daughter Found Dead Inside Jersey Shore Condo

    A homicide investigation continues after a mother and her daughter were both found dead inside a condominium in Ventnor City, New Jersey.

    (Published Monday, July 9, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The bodies of 67-year-old Michelle Gordon, and Gordon's mother, 87-year-old Elaine Rosen, were found in an NJ condo over the weekend

    • Gordon's daughter, Heather Barbera, was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder

    • She was arrested in Manhattan Wednesday afternoon after allegedly taking a bus there from the crime scene

    A woman has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of her mother and grandmother, whose bodies were found bludgeoned in a New Jersey condominium over the weekend.

    Heather Barbera, 41, of Ventnor is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose (a nightstick) and first-degree robbery, officials said Wednesday.

    Prosecutors say the defendant's mother, 67-year-old Michelle Gordon, and her grandmother, 87-year-old Elaine Rosen, were found dead Sunday morning of multiple blunt impact injuries at the Vassar Square Condominiums in Ventnor.

    Prosecutors said Barbera took a bus to New York City after the homicides and was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Manhattan. A number listed for her rang unanswered Wednesday and it was unclear whether she had an attorney.

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