Man charged for threatening property manager at kosher market in Jersey City

Kimberly Dole
March 06, 2020 - 4:16 pm
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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Prosecutors alleged on Friday that a New Jersey man threatened the property manager of a Jewish deli where three people were killed down during a targeted attack that occurred in December.

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said that on Thursday, officials charged 38-year-old Taylor Stackhouse, of Jersey City, with two counts of second-degree Bias Intimidation and one count of fourth-degree Bias Intimidation, as well as two counts of Terroristic Threats, third-degree crimes, and a Petty Disorderly Persons Harassment charge. 

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According to Suarez, on March 3, Stackhouse approached the victim - who was dressed in traditional Hasidic Jewish clothing as he exited the building on MLK Drive where the Jersey City Kosher Supermarket is located.

Prosecutors said there’s no apparent connection between Stackhouse and the Dec. 10 attack where gunmen David Anderson and Francine Graham killed deli co-owner Leah Mindel Ferencz, 33, delivery worker Douglas Miguel Rodriguez, 49, and 24-year-old customer Moshe Deutsch.

Earlier that day, Anderson and Graham also gunned down Jersey City Detective Joseph Seals, 55, in Bayview Cemetery before they were killed by cops during a gunfight at the deli.

The attack has since been deemed a hate crime by the US Attorney’s Office, Suarez said.

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