Cohoes man indicted on murder charge in stabbing death of girlfriend


Andrew Lathrop was transported in handcuffs by officers to Albany County Court to learn that a grand jury had indicted him on one count of murder in the 2nd degree.

Cohoes Police accuse Lathrop of stabbing his girlfriend, Sara Pascale, during an argument while inside their Remsen Street apartment. Police Chief Bill Heslin said officers responded to a call there early on March 3 found Lathrop nearby covered in blood. 

“When they knocked on the door, he answered the door. They knew something had happened because he was covered in blood. The investigation did determine that it was in fact a homicide,” he said.

Sara Pascale, 31, was a Shenendehowa graduate who went on to attend SUNY Adirondack. She was known for her kindness and artistic talents.

Police say she and the 23-year-old Lathrop worked for the same supermarket chain and had recently moved to Cohoes before the fatal incident of domestic violence.

NEWS10 ABC found that Lathrop has a criminal record. At 18 years of age, he was arrested for allegedly vandalizing a bus garage and several school buses in Hamburg, New York. The damage was so bad that district classes were canceled for an entire day.

In court on Monday, he pleaded not guilty to the murder charge.

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