Thirty-seven years after a Rochester, NY lady was murdered in a hatchet assault, the husband has been arrested for her murder.
In an arraignment unlocked Friday, James Krauseneck Jr. is blamed for second-degree murder in connection with the frightful 1982 killing of his 29-year-old wife Cathleen in the family’s Brighton home.
Krauseneck, 67, has argued not blameworthy and is free on $100,000 bail.
“More than 37 years back, Sara Krauseneck lost her mom and Jim Krauseneck lost his better half. Today denotes a further disaster – Jim being accused of Cathleen’s homicide,” Krauseneck lawyers Michael Wolford and William Easton said in an announcement acquired by reports.
“Jim’s blamelessness was clear 37 years back; it’s unmistakable today. Toward the finish of the case, I have no uncertainty Jim will be vindicated.” The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office didn’t restore a call for input.
Cathy’s sister, Annet Schlosser, revealed to reports his prosecution was “tremendous progress forward.”
“My family will see equity for Cathy, we trust,” Schlosser said. “Regardless we have far to go yet with the preliminary, yet this is enormous progress forward.”
As indicated by the News, Krauseneck discovered his wife dead in her bed with an ax covered in her skull on Feb. 19, 1982. The couple’s three-and-a-half-year-old little girl Sara was home during the slaughtering.
At the time the case was named the “Brighton ax murder.”
Krauseneck purportedly didn’t appear for a meeting the next day and had taken his girl to Michigan.
“He gave the presence of needing to be helpful,” prosecutor Mark Liberatore revealed to the reports in 2016. “Be that as it may, at that point he got a legal advisor, and we never conversed with him again for a long time.”
As indicated by reports, the case was revived in 2016 and the Brighton police requested that the FBI take a gander at the wrongdoing scene proof.
“The wrongdoing was in the mid-1980s,” said FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jeremy Bell in 2016 “The science behind the DNA has made some amazing progress since that time, so we’re ready to utilize that new science to assist the Brighton Police Department.”
Be that as it may, it is indistinct what, in the event that anything, the FBI found.
As indicated by Krauseneck’s lawyers, at the hour of the killing, Krauseneck was a business analyst at Kodak Company. He later resigned as a Weyerhaeuser official.
“Throughout the previous 37 years, Jim has kept on adding to society,” his attorneys said.
Krauseneck’s little girl went from out of state to be with her dad when he entered a not blameworthy appeal.
“She has never questioned her dad’s blamelessness,” said his attorneys.
A hearing is planned for Jan. 27.