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News of Otsego County

John Muehl

AFTER 16 YEARS, MURDER CHARGED

AFTER 16 YEARS,

MURDER CHARGED

D.A. Says Former Goodyear Lake

Man Killed Wife In Pennsylvania

Casey Callahan
Casey Callahan

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.”

Milford Man Arrested For Child Rape

Milford Man Charged With Child Rape

MILFORD – A 45-year-old Milford man was arrested and charged with child rape after the Otsego County District Attorney’s office received information that he was abusing an underage female, it was announced over the weekend.

Kevin William Blush was arrested April 29 after investigators at the DA’s office received a tip that he was having sexual contact with a girl under the age of 15.

20-20 Explores Neighbors’ Feud In Hartwick That Let To Arrests

20-20 Explores Neighbors’ Feud

In Hartwick That Led To Arrests

ABC's 20-20 "Bad Neighbors" episode Friday evening featured Gene Ellis waving "posted" signs and an interview with neighbors Gene Sohacki and Katherine Gannon for filing too many complaints.
ABC’s 20-20 “Bad Neighbors” episode Friday evening featured Gene Ellis waving “posted” signs and an interview with neighbors Paul Sohacki and Katherine Gannon (inset) for filing too many complaints against Ellis.

HARTWICK – A couple living on 12 acres in Nersesian Road, Town of Hartwick, complained so often about their neighbor Gene Ellis, who lives on 52 acres next door, that they were arrested, according to a report on ABC’s 20-20 Friday evening.

District Attorney John Muehl is featured, defending his decision.

It all started, the couple Paul Sohacki and Katherine Gannon recall, because Ellis’ driveway crossed a sliver of their land, according to 20-20 interview.

SEE THE WHOLE VIDEO FROM LAST NIGHT’S 20-20 ON ABC

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