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AllOTSEGO.com Exclusive: Husband On Trial In Death of Wife

AllOTSEGO.com EXCLUSIVE

17 YEARS LATER,

HUSBAND TRIED

IN DEATH OF WIFE

Casey Callahan watches this morning’s proceedings in Courtroom #1 in Cooperstown. The former Goodyear Lake man is charged with murder in the death of his wife 17 years ago. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Muehl, Maxson Deliver Opening Arguments

As Otsego County Court Proceedings Start

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – District Attorney John Muehl didn’t mince words this morning in his opening statement in the murder trial of Casey Callahan, formerly of Goodyear Lake, now an Attica inmate.

“I can kill someone and get away with it,” Muehl said. “I’d take somebody for a ride, stop at the Dandy Mart just off Route 17, just inside Pennsylvania, and run them over. They’ve got a Mayberry police department. They’re understaffed. They wouldn’t investigate an accident. That’s what they’d call it – an accident.”

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