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Repp pleads not guilty to murder charges in Rensselaer County


TROY, N.Y. - New York State Police say that a man accused of killing his mother and step-father has been extradited from Massachusetts before being arraigned on murder charges in the Rensselaer County Court on Thursday.

Anthony Repp, 22, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and second-degree burglary in Rensselaer County Court for allegedly beating his mother and stepfather to death in their Schaghticoke home on the Fourth of July.

Repp kept his eyes closed for much of the proceedings on Thursday. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Rensselaer County District Attorney Richard McNally says the murder weapon used was a "rock or rocks."

Repp was arrested in Massachusetts the next day after fleeing police. He did not waive his right to extradition proceedings, which means New York authorities needed to secure a warrant from Massachusetts to bring him back to New York to face charges.

Police were called to the scene of a violent domestic situation the night of July 4th at the family's home on Route 40 in Schaghticoke where they found Repp's step-father, 62-year-old Michael Matala, deceased outside of the home.

Repp's mother, 58-year-old Cynthia Matala, was found inside the residence with severe head trauma and succumbed to her injuries the following night.

According to autopsy reports, both Michael and Cynthia died from skull fractures as a result of blunt force trauma.

Repp escaped the area after the crime by jumping onto a freight train. He was discovered as a stowaway in Deerfield, Mass. and reportedly told police he was wanted for a crime in New York.

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