Woman charged in beat­ing deaths of her mother, grand­mother

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - NEWS -

Pros­e­cu­tors say a New Jersey woman beat her mother and grand­mother to death in their beach home.

Heather Bar­bera was taken into cus­tody in New York City Wed­nes­day on charges of rob­bery, mur­der and pos­ses­sion of a weapon by an un­law­ful per­son. In­ves­ti­ga­tors say the 41-year-old used a night­stick to beat her mother, 67-year-old Michelle Gor­don, and her grand­mother, 87-year-old Elaine Rosen, to death.

The women were found about 10:30 a.m. Sunday by an­other rel­a­tive who had gone to check on them af­ter not be­ing able to reach them by phone.

Au­top­sies de­ter­mined the women had died of blunt force trauma. In­ves­ti­ga­tors did not say what had been taken dur­ing the rob­bery.

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