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Sentencing in March 2018 Homicide Case

Albany County District Attorney David Soares

 

 

Press Release

 May 03, 2019

 

 

   Sentencing in March 2018 Homicide Case

 

  

   



ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that JODI NOISSEAU, 49, of Albany, was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in State Prison before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court this afternoon in relation to the March 2018 homicide of 24 year old Keisha Richards.

On September 18, 2018, NOISSEAU pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony.

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 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.

Additionally, on March 12, 2019, co-defendant TAMALE HARRIS, 44, of Albany, was found guilty after a jury trial 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, before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court. On April 26, 2019, HARRIS, was sentenced to a total of 9 ½ to 19 years in State Prison for his role in recklessly causing the death of Keisha Richards.

Furthermore, co-defendant CHRISTOPHER KONDRACKI, 53, of Albany, previously pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor and received a sentence of 3 years under the supervision of the Albany County Probation Department.

“With the resolution of this case, it is our hope that community members understand the tragic consequences that can occur if we do not call for help. If you witness a friend, a loved one, or anyone in the community overdosing, do not hesitate to call 911. The New York State 911 Good Samaritan Law protects you. Make the call and save a life,” commented DA David Soares.

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

To find out more about the New York State 911 Good Samaritan Law click here.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710 or [email protected]








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