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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013

    NJ - Monica Montone, 34, found strangled in her Jersey City home, 18 Aug 2014


    Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Gene Rubino identified the woman as Monica Montone, 34, and said her death has been ruled suspicious...

    Meanwhile, the woman's husband Kevin Montone, 33, of 100 block of Sycamore Road, appeared in Central Judicial Processing court today in Jersey City on the charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of heroin with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of school property... A neighbor told The Jersey Journal that when Montone was placed in the police car yesterday he was not handcuffed but was laughing uncontrollably.

    A small child was taken from the residence in an ambulance.

    According to del Rosario Casten, her goddaughter was the victim of a "crime of passion." She said the family is still awaiting autopsy results.

    "In the end, I believe that Monica's downfall was her intense need to keep her young family intact," she said.
    Monica's FB: https://www.facebook.com/garcia.monica

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    Apr 2013

    A Fil-Am mother was found dead in her family’s home in this city Monday with initial investigation indicating she was beaten to death, the Filipino Reporter has learned...

    Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Gene Rubino said her death has been ruled suspicious, with the cause and manner of her death still being determined by the state Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in Newark.

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    Kevin Montone, 34, a former civilian Jersey City police dispatcher, was arrested without incident at his home at 4:30 p.m. and he was charged with murdering Monica Montone, 34, on Aug. 18, Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Gene Rubino said.

    The charge comes after yesterday’s conclusion of the investigation by the Medical Examiner’s Office Newark, which determined Monica Montone’s “cause of death was asphyxia due to neck compressions,” and the manner of her death was ruled a homicide, Rubino said.

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    Apr 2013

    The son of a former Jersey City police sergeant pleaded not guilty to charges that he strangled his wife to death four months ago...

    Montone appeared in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City this afternoon via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny. No family or friends attended.

    In court, Russo said there was a family court proceeding regarding the couple’s 2-year-old son, and as part of that case, his patient has undergone a 21-day inpatient drug program and is now in an intensive outpatient program.

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    Apr 2013

    The city man charged with strangling his wife in August has been indicted on the charge of murder and is expected to be arraigned later this month, officials announced today...

    He was also indicted on charges of endangering the welfare of their son and possession of heroin, Rubino said.

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    where the big sharks come to play
    Just as a side note: this is a nice neighborhood in JC, NJ built in the 1960's.
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  7. #7
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    Apr 2013
    From September:


    The 41-year-old robbery victim told police Montone grabbed her purse and when she struggled with him, people came to her aid and restrained Montone...

    Responding officers placed Montone in a patrol car and, when they returned, they found the victim's American Express credit card on the floor.

    Following his recent arrest on a robbery charge, bail was increased by $100,000 today for a Jersey City man charged with murdering his wife.

    Kevin Montone... was out on a $250,000 bail bond when he was detained by four men at Sullivan Drive and Bartholdi Avenue around 2 p.m. on Tuesday and later charged with robbery, officials said.

    At today's bail hearing, Martin Melendez of Big Lou's Bail Bonds in Jersey City informed Hudson County Superior Court Judge Joseph Isabella that the family member who had secured Montone's $250,000 bail bond when he was first charged with murder had withdrawn his help completely.

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