D.A. Says Former Goodyear Lake
Man Killed Wife In Pennsylvania
COOPERSTOWN – After 16 years, Casey James Callahan, 50, has been arrested and charged with the murder of his wife, Elizabeth.
Otsego County District Attorney John M. Muehl annouced a few minutes ago he believes that Callahan, a Unadilla native, originated the plan to kill his wife while they were living in Goodyear Lake. On Jan. 19, 2000, according to a press release, Callahan ran over Elizabeth with a tractor trailer in the parking lot of the Dandy Mini Mart # 19 in Sayre, Pa., just off Route 17’s Exit 59A at Wilawan, west of Binghamton.
“We believe he took her there to kill her,” said Muehl. “We believe the intent originated here in Otsego County.”
Callahan is currently serving 12 1/2/ years at the Attica Correctional Facility for a conviction on criminal sexual act in the first degree.
He was arrested and arraigned this morning by Judge John F. Lambert and was remanded back to tAttica without bail. He is scheduled to return to the Otsego County Court on July 26. If convicted of the class A-1 felony, Callahan faces 25 years to life in prison.
“Justice is served when dedicated investigators and diligent prosecutors work together to solve a serious crime,” said Maria T. Vullo, Superintendent of Financial Services, who assisted District Attorney Investigator Michael F. Ten Eyck and Assistant Chief Investigator Sean M. Ralph, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Office of Special Investigations, with the investigation.