A Bergen County man has pleaded not guilty to charges of shooting his grandmother while she slept on a couch.

 

Joseph Bariso (Photo courtesy of Bergen County Prosecutor's Office)

Joseph Bariso appeared in court Friday, where he was charged with murder.

Authorities say the 28-year-old shot 85-year-old Olga Bariso in her Lodi home on Dec. 29. He was arrested in Rutherford and initially charged with attempted murder.

His grandmother died on Jan. 11.

Joseph Bariso is held on $2 million bail.

 

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