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NY man charged in Schenectady cold case murder


SCHENECTADY (AP) - A man serving state prison time for attempted assault now faces charges in a Schenectady cold case killing.

Forty-six-year-old John Wakefield was arraigned Tuesday in the death of 41-year-old Brent Wentworth, who was killed in his Schenectady apartment in April 2010.

Wakefield was charged with first-degree murder. Prosecutors say Wentworth was strangled with a ligature.

Wakefield was brought to Schenectady County Court from Green Haven Correctional Facility where he's serving 2-4 years for attempted assault.

Wentworth family members have been working with police to encourage anyone with information about his death to come forward.

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