HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have made an
arrest in the slaying of an East Rutherford woman whose body was found inside
her burning home.
The Bergen County prosecutor will announce details during a news conference
Authorities have said 70-year-old Barbara Vernieri died of blunt force trauma
to her head and upper body. The widow, who lived alone, suffered the fatal
injuries before the fire engulfed her home on Sept. 14.