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Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in March 2018 Homicide Case

Albany County District Attorney David Soares

 

 

Press Release

March 12, 2019

 

 

  Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in March 2018


 Homicide Case



   



ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that TAMALE HARRIS, 43, of Albany, was found guilty after a jury trial before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court in relation to the March homicide of 24 year old Keisha Richards.

An Albany County jury found HARRIS guilty of (1) Count of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a Class C 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.

After hearing witness testimony and reviewing the presented evidence at trial, the jury found that on the 14th and 15th days of March, 2018, HARRIS, 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, transported her from Columbia Turnpike in the City of Rensselaer to a residence on 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.

HARRIS faces up to 19 years in State Prison when sentenced on April 26, 2019.

On September 18, 2018, JODI NOISSEAU, 48, of Albany, pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony, before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court for her role in recklessly causing the death of Keisha Richards.

NOISSEAU faces up to 15 years in State Prison when sentenced at a later date.

The case against alleged co-defendant CHRISTOPHER KONDRACKI is still open and pending. KONDRACKI was previously arraigned and pleaded not guilty to the charges in Albany City Court. The Court has not scheduled return appearance dates 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 or [email protected]





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