PLUMSTED TOWNSHIP MAN INDICTED IN WIFE’S MURDER
On May 25, 2016, the Ocean County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Arthur Haskoor, 57, of Plumsted Township in the Murder of his wife. The full list of charges against Haskoor in the indictment are as follows: Murder, first degree (Count 1), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Knife), third degree (Count 2) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Knife), fourth degree (Count 3). He faces 30 years to life on the Murder count. He remains incarcerated in the Ocean County Jail on $1 million dollars with no ten percent option bail set at the time of his arrest.
The indictment stems from the August 25, 2015 event when at approximately 10 am, Officials at New Egypt High School received information that there was a domestic dispute taking place at 120 Evergreen Road in Plumsted. School officials immediately called 911 and members of the Plumsted Township Police Department were dispatched.
Upon their arrival, officers found a deceased female victim who had apparently succumbed to stab wounds in the property’s driveway. They proceeded to the home’s front entrance and found a note on the front door telling police that there are guns in the house and that the occupant would kill them. This was later confirmed by on scene police through interviews with the suspect’s son that there were at least six weapons owned by the father in the home.
The residence was immediately secured. Resources from Ocean County Northern Regional SWAT Team, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Plumsted Township Police Department, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, and the New Jersey State Police were called and a perimeter was established to contain the barricaded occupant. At approximately 2:30 pm a camera equipped robot made entry to the residence and found the male occupant in the garage area of the home unresponsive.
The unresponsive suspect later identified as Arthur Haskoor, 56, had suffered serious, but non-life threatening self-inflicted injuries and was treated at Capital Health Regional Trauma Center in Trenton. His deceased wife is identified as Susanne Haskoor, 48. The couple had been married for 20 years with two male children, ages 17 and 18.
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