Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Defense Asks Judge to Suppress Evidence

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Defense Asks Judge to Suppress Evidence

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An attorney for a Wood-Ridge man charged in the beating death of a Realtor in her East Rutherford home has filed motions to suppress evidence in the case.

Daniel Rochat, 41, appeared before Judge Margaret Foti in Superior Court in Hackensack for a conference in the case of the 2012 murder of Barbara Vernieri, whom he knew for decades because she worked at his father's real estate office.

The motions, filed Friday, concern evidence collected from communications data, search warrants from the defendant's home, car, and his parent's residence, an East Ruthrford property and GPS evidence.

Foti scheduled oral arguments for the motions for Oct. 7 and said she will set a trial date for the case then, likely for the beginning of January. …

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