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Man who allegedly strangled mother on New Years’ Eve charged with murder

Michael Metro, 49, has been charged for the murder of his mother, Kathleen Metro, 69, on New Years’ Eve, according to a statement from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. The medical examiner determined the cause of death was by asphyxiation.
The mother and son lived together in an apartment at Pamrapo Gardens on 50th Street in Bayonne. Michael Metro was charged with one count of murder in the first degree, according to the Prosecutor’s office.
On December 31, 2016, at about 10:50 p.m., police were dispatched to the apartment complex on a 911 call of a man injured in the courtyard behind the building. Michael Metro was found injured below an open third-story apartment window from which he may have jumped.
Police then found Kathleen Metro with visible trauma to her upper torso. She was pronounced dead on the scene, according to the statement.
Michael Metro is hospitalized at the Jersey City Medical Center being treated for “several injuries,” according to the statement. He is under supervision at the hospital and is being held without bail, according to officials.
Kathleen Metro’s death marks the 26th homicide in Hudson County in 2016, and the tenth allegedly stemming from domestic violence.

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