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Man, 29, Throws 60-Year-Old Mom Off Jersey City Balcony, Killing Her, Prosecutor Says

18 Virginia Ave.
18 Virginia Ave. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A 29-year-old man was charged with homicide after throwing his 60-year-old mom off of a Jersey City balcony during a fire early Thursday morning.

Jacqueline Nelson was found on the first floor of 18 Virginia Ave. in critical condition by firefighters and police officers responding to reports of a disturbance just before 1 a.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.

Nelson was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced dead at 4:14 a.m., Suarez said.

Meanwhile, her son, Terrence Nelson, was charged with murder and remained at large as of 3 p.m. Thursday, the prosecutor's office said.

A 1-alarm fire was under control around 1:20 a.m.

Anyone with information about Nelson's whereabouts is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s Office official website. 

All information will be kept confidential.

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