A northern New Jersey man has appeared in court to face charges he shot his 85-year-old grandmother multiple times in their home over the weekend.

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

Joseph Bariso entered state Superior Court in Hackensack Tuesday in shackles and a prison jumpsuit. The judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. The 28-year-old Bariso was not yet represented by an attorney.

He's being held on $2 million bail.

Bariso faces several charges including attempted murder. Bergen County prosecutors say he shot Olga Bariso as she slept on a couch in their home in Lodi. It's not clear what sparked the shooting. Joseph Bariso was picked up several hours later in Rutherford, but the weapon has not been recovered.

The Record reports Olga Bariso remains in critical condition Tuesday.


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