KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a man accused of
killing a Hudson Valley woman while on parole for robbery has been
arrested in Manhattan and charged with second-degree murder.
Kingston Police Lt. Thierry Croizer says 49-year-old Audelis Cruz was identified as a person of
interest in the strangulation killing of 45-year-old Anita Jacobs-Royer
and traced Sunday to a subway station.
State records show Cruz spent about 18 years in
prison for first-degree robbery convictions in 1986 and 2001. He was
most recently released in June.
Croizer says Monday that Cruz lives across the city
from where Jacobs-Royer was found dead in her home on Feb. 3 and
investigators are still working on a motive for the attack.
Cruz is due in court Wednesday. Croizer doesn't know if he has a lawyer.
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