A 20-year-old man in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary in the “senseless killing” of a 99-year-old woman.
Javon Tyrek Rogers was arrested on Friday at 11 p.m., two days after Police found Fannie Gumbinger, 99, dead in her home on Wednesday morning, according to Detective Lt. Edward Freer of the Poughkeepsie Police Department. Rogers is being held in Dutchess County Jail without bail or bond.
Freer declined to provide a potential motive or even the exact cause of death, only saying that the elderly woman died of “multiple injuries.” Rogers is also a suspect in a number of recent burglaries in the area, police said.
Gumbinger’s family was relieved to hear about the arrest.
“At least we’ll have some answers,” said Gumbinger’s niece, Jacqueline Solomon. “I’m glad it’s finished.”
Rogers pleaded not guilty at his arraignment over the weekend, the Poughkeepsie Journal reports.
“Nobody should [live to be] 99 and die this way,” Police Chief Ron Knapp said during a Monday press conference. “It was a truly senseless killing.”
Watch the news conference in the Gumbinger homicide below:
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