An New York man was sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for the 1982 ax killing of his wife. Officials said that this case remained unsolved for almost 40 years.
James Krauseneck (now 70) was sentenced to the maximum for the murder of his wife, Cathleen Krauseneck. Sandra Doorley, Monroe County District Attorney, stated in a tweet declaring the news.
She wrote, “[W]e don’t give up on victims.” “We will do all we can to ensure justice, even 40-years later.”
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In September Krauseneck was convicted of second-degree murder in the February 1982 killings in Brighton (New York), a suburb 85 miles west from Syracuse.
Brighton police officers found Cathleen Krauseneck dead in her family’s Del Rio Drive residence on February 19, 1982. Officials said she had suffered a stroke in the head while sleeping with an ax. The office stated that officers found her dead body in her bed.
With the assistance of the FBI, Brighton Police Department, and Dr. Michael Baden (a Fox News contributor), the district attorney’s office reviewed this case with renewed energy in 2015.
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Doorley stated that d James Krauseneck was indicted by a grand jury in November 2019. After investigators concluded that James “moved on and continued his life” after he killed his wife, Doorley stated.