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Charge upgraded to murder for man accused of killing girlfriend in Utica

The man who was previously charged with manslaughter in connection to his girlfriend’s death has been indicted on a murder charge.

Posted: Jun. 7, 2018 10:49 AM

The man who was previously charged with manslaughter in connection to his girlfriend’s death has been indicted on a murder charge, according to Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara.

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Brian Brewczynski, 32, was initially charged with first-degree manslaughter in connection to 49-year-old Cheri Saupp’s death. On May 18 police were called to 608 William St., where they found Saupp unconscious. She was treated at the scene and then transported to St. Elizabeth Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

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Police then launched an investigation into Saupp’s death and found that she died of head injuries. Brewczynski was arraigned on a manslaughter charge the following week.

McNamara says that based upon the evidence that was presented to an Oneida County grand jury, the grand jury decided to indict Brewczsynski on a charge of second-degree murder. He was indicted earlier this week, according to McNamara.

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We have reached out to Oneida County Court to learn more information about when Brewczynski will appear again in court. We will provide more information as it becomes available. 

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