Monday, August 26, 2013

No morals, no values...

VIDEO: Suspect in murder case back in Poughkeepsie City Court

A City of Poughkeepsie man charged with the murder of 99-year-old Fannie Gumbinger made a brief appearance in court this morning, about an hour before city police's scheduled 11 a.m. press conference at City Hall.
The suspect, Javon Tyrek Rogers, 20, is accused of burglarizing and murdering Gumbinger, who was found dead early Wednesday morning in her home on Underhill Avenue.
Rogers scanned the courtroom briefly upon his arrival this morning. For much of the hearing he kept his head down, looking toward the ground, and did not speak.
At the hearing, before Judge Katherine A. Moloney, Rogers was assigned representation from the Ulster County Public Defender's Office.
Assistant District Attorney Aviv Segal told Moloney that the Dutchess County District Attorney's Office intends to present the case against Rogers to a grand jury Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Rogers was sent to Dutchess County Jail without bail. He is due back Thursday at 11 a.m.
Police arrested Rogers on Friday and charged him with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary, both felonies.
Rogers pleaded not guilty at his arraignment over the weekend, Moloney said.
Dutchess County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kari Reiber has said Gumbinger died of “multiple injuries,” but declined to provide the exact cause of death, citing the ongoing investigation.
Police were expected to finish processing the crime scene at Underhill Avenue on Saturday. There was no sign of police activity there on Sunday afternoon.
As a result of the police investigation, Rogers is also a suspect in multiple recent city burglaries, including one on Loockerman Avenue on Wednesday.
Gumbinger’s niece, city resident Jacqueline Solomon, 88, said she and Gumbinger’s nephew, Peter Gumbinger, would like to to hold a memorial service for their aunt even though she was not religious and had not wanted a service.
“We haven’t planned anything yet,” Solomon said Sunday.

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