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Arraignment in March Homicide

Albany County District Attorney David Soares

 

 

Press Release

August 2, 2018

 

 

Arraignment in March Homicide


 

 

 

ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that JODI NOISSEAU, 48, of Albany, was arraigned before Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court this morning in relation to the March homicide of 24 year old Keisha Richards.

A Grand Jury previously returned charges against NOISSEAU, alleging that she committed (1) Count of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony, (1) Count of Tampering with Physical Evidence, a Class E Felony, (1) Count of Concealment of a Human Corpse, a Class E Felony, and (1) Count of Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.

The indictment alleges that on the 14th and 15th days of March, 2018, NOISSEAU, personally or while acting in concert with others, recklessly caused the death of Keisha Richards when, knowing that she was experiencing an overdose due to toxic consumption, they transported her from Columbia Turnpike in the City of Rensselaer to a residence of Partridge Street in the City of Albany, where she was left for approximately twelve hours without medical attention and then discarded in a snowbank whereupon she was discovered and subsequently pronounced dead. The indictment also alleges that NOISSEAU, personally or while acting in concert with others, tampered with physical evidence by washing the victim’s clothes and body prior to discarding her corpse.

NOISSEAU pleaded not guilty to the charges today in Court.

Alleged co-defendant CHRISTOPHER KONDRACKI, 53, of Albany, was previously charged with (1) Count of Tampering with Physical Evidence, a Class E Felony, (1) Count of Concealment of a Human Corpse, a Class E Felony, and (1) Count of Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, and pleaded not guilty at arraignment in Albany City Court.

The Court has not scheduled return appearance dates for the above charged parties at this time.

Street Crimes Bureau Chief Jessica Blain-Lewis and Assistant District Attorney Megan Spillane are handling the prosecution of this case.

For more information, please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710.








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