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Funeral Services for Six-Year-Old allegedly Killed by his Mother

Funeral_ntoices_2_2 Funeral services for Jarod B. Harding, 6, of Deptford, will be held on Monday, December 31.   

Authorities allege Martina Harding slashed Jarod’s throat in the living room of their Oak Valley home about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The mother, who is charged with murder, aggravated assault and other offenses, remains hospitalized under guard with a self-inflicted wound.

Born in Woodbury, Jarod was a First Grade Student at the Pine Acres Elementary School. Away from his studies, Jarod enjoyed playing on his computer, his Star Wars toys and building with Lego’s. Jarod will be forever remembered for his heroism and all are invited to visit his family tribute website at

Jarod is survived by his parents Christian and Martina (nee Shwarz)

Loving brother of Christina Harding

Cherished grandson of Barbara and the late Joseph Harding

Also survived by many loving cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Viewing Monday after 9 AM in the McGUINNESS FUNERAL HOME, 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury where a Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 AM.

Interment private.