Judge denies bail for Forestport man accused of shooting wife

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

FORESTPORT, N.Y. (WKTV) - An Oneida County Court judge has denied bail for the Forestport man charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife.

Stacey Utter, 45 was found dead in the couple's home at 9220 Trestle Road in the Town of Foresport on June 11. An autopsy revealed she had been shot two times.

Investigators said that her husband, Larry Utter had called 911 to report a shooting inside the residence and told authorities that he accidentally shot his wife. When officers and EMS entered the residence, they found his wife dead and Utter was taken into custody.

Authorities said that law enforcement had responded to the residence twice in the last year for domestic incidents, but that no arrests were ever made. Fmaily members told police that there had been recent domestic tension between the two and that Stacey had been staying elsewhere in the days before the incident.

Utter's felony hearing in the Town of Floyd Court had been waived and his case moved to Oneida County Court. On Monday, Utter's Public Defender, Dave Cook requested that motion be set at $50,000. Oneida County Court Judge Michael Dwyer denied the request for bail.

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