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Additional Co-Defendant Arraigned in March Homicide Case

Albany County District Attorney David Soares

 

 

Press Release

September 10, 2018

 

 

Additional Co-Defendant Arraigned in 


March Homicide Case




    

ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that an indictment has been unsealed against TAMALE HARRIS before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court in relation to the March homicide of 24 year old Keisha Richards.

HARRIS was arraigned on the charges Friday, September 7, 2018, and pleaded not guilty. 


On August 2, 2018, JODI NOISSEAU, 48, of Albany, was arraigned before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court and pleaded not guilty.


A Grand Jury previously returned charges against HARRIS and NOISSEAU, alleging that they 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, HARRIS and 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 HARRIS and 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.

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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