MAYS LANDING — The Ventnor woman charged in the July fatal nightstick-killing and robbery of her mother and grandmother is scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning.
Heather Barbera, 42, is slated to appear before Judge Bernard E. DeLury in Atlantic County Superior Court for her final case disposition conference, where a trial date may be set.
Barbera pleaded not guilty in the double homicide during a post-indictment arraignment in October.
Elaine Rosen, 87, and her daughter, Michelle Gordon, 67, were found dead at 10:25 a.m. July 8 inside a condo at Vassar Square Arms luxury condominiums at 4800 Boardwalk. Richard Rosen, 50, of Brooklyn, New York, said he found the bodies after he was unable to reach his sister and mother by phone.
For both victims, the cause of death was multiple blunt impact injuries and the manner of death was a homicide, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.
Barbera was extradited from New York, where police said she fled after the double homicide. She was arrested by New York City police July 11 at the Midtown Manhattan Port Authority and was held in the Rose M. Singer women’s facility on Rikers Island.
Barbera, who was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of first-degree murder, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and first-degree robbery by inflicting bodily injury Oct. 17, is currently housed in the Atlantic County jail.