NORWICH, N.Y. (AP) - A central New York district attorney says a 45-year-old man may be charged with first-degree murder in the death of the woman who managed his apartment building. Daniel Brown Senior of Norwich is being held on a second-degree murder charge. He was arrested last Thursday, shortly after the
body of 45-year-old Tammy Periard was found in his apartment.
Chenango County district attorney Joseph McBride says there's a "reasonable possibility" Brown will face a more serious first-degree murder count. He expects to present the case to a grand jury sometime next month. A felony hearing for Brown that had been scheduled for yesterday was postponed until Thursday morning.
An autopsy determined Periard died as a result of asphyxiation by strangulation. She also sustained blunt trauma to her head.
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