Christopher Honrath, 24

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"It is likely the naming will be large thing for us." . Do ODD oflanrefl? Wg INSIDE Police believe Westfield shooting could have been prevented. By BERNICE PAGLIA and TONY SCLAFANI Staff Writer WESTFIELD - The day after after a shooting left a Union County County woman fighting for her life, police said precious minutes may have been lost because a Seton Hall University security guard refused to call 911 as the woman was being abducted. The security security guard insisted that because the kidnapping was happening happening just outside the school's entrance, he would not make the call, said Westfield Police Lt. Frank Brunelle on Thursday. Thursday. A half-hour half-hour half-hour was lost, authorities authorities estimate, as Christopher Christopher Honrath with ex-girlfriend ex-girlfriend ex-girlfriend ex-girlfriend Sohayla Massachi trapped in a headhold in his car drove to his apartment in Westfield on Wednesday afternoon. afternoon. There, he shot her in the head and fatally shot himself with his .38-caliber .38-caliber .38-caliber handgun. Honrath, 24, grabbed Massachi Massachi outside the main entrance of the university on Wednesday, using a necktie around her m W : Westfield police praised. PAGE A-2 A-2 A-2 STAFF PHOTO BY KATHY JOHNSON Christopher Honrath shot his ex-girlfriend ex-girlfriend ex-girlfriend then killed himself in this Westfield home. throat to drag her into his car, police said. Brunelle said two girls, both 17, saw the abduction at the main entrance of Seton Hall University about 2 p.m. Wednesday but could not convince convince a security guard to call 911. "Allegedly, he told them it happened off-campus, off-campus, off-campus, so he would not make the call," Brunelle said. ; Though he did not know the guard's name Thursday, Brunelle Brunelle said, "I assure you, in the next couple days we will know exactly who he is." The girls walked home in a thunderstorm to call police, who took a report at 2:30 p.m. As soon as they got the license number from the girls, South Orange police notified West-field West-field West-field police. "The witnesses were excellent," excellent," Brunelle said. But the damage may already have been done, he said. "The delay was not caused by the South Orange police," See SHOOT on page A-2 A-2 A-2

Clipped from The Courier-News12 May 2000, FriOther EditionsPage 69

The Courier-News (Bridgewater, New Jersey)12 May 2000, FriOther EditionsPage 69
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