BREAKING NEWS Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at her home in Washington, the court says. She was 87. Full Story
SEVERE WX : Frost Advisory - Freeze Warning View Alerts

UPDATED: Jason D'Avolio charged with second-degree murder in wife Kerrilee's death

According to the Oneida County District Attorney's office, an Oneida County Grand Jury has just returned an indictment charging Jason D’Avolio with second-degree murder and concealment of a human corpse in the death of his wife Kerrilee D’Avolio.

Posted: Sep 13, 2019 3:11 PM
Updated: Sep 13, 2019 6:21 PM

ROME – According to the Oneida County District Attorney's office, an Oneida County Grand Jury has just returned an indictment charging Jason D’Avolio with second-degree murder and concealment of a human corpse in the death of his wife Kerrilee D’Avolio. The murder charge is a class A felony.

The indictment alleges that Jason intentionally killed his wife by shooting her in the back of the head with a deadly weapon, and then removed her body from the scene of her death and deposited it into a garbage dumpster.

District Attorney Scott McNamara says the Onondaga County medical examiner's findings are consistent with the indictment.

Rome Police found Kerrilee's body in the Ava Landfill on July 30, 2019.

At the request of the Rome Police Department, an Oneida County Sheriff's Office dive team searched an area of the Barge Canal off the Mill Street bridge just days after Kerrilee was found dead. Within an hour, divers found a Remington 77, which matched the description of the gun Rome police were looking for. 

As previously reported, police say the couple was divorcing. Jason told police his wife killed herself and that he disposed of her body and the weapon she used. 

McNamara believes the couple's children, ages 2, 4 and 5, were in the home at the time of the shooting. The children are currently in the custody of family members.

Jason is expected to be arraigned next week on the murder charge.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 447262

Reported Deaths: 33070
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Queens713927238
Kings665867312
Bronx524224939
Nassau459892199
Suffolk459152008
Westchester376721452
New York328923177
Richmond156661084
Rockland14698675
Orange11734498
Erie10833689
Monroe5839289
Dutchess5042153
Onondaga4158205
Albany2969134
Oneida2363123
Ulster223195
Niagara1703101
Putnam156763
Sullivan156548
Broome143769
Schenectady137248
Saratoga97617
Rensselaer89242
Columbia57937
Chautauqua5339
Madison48017
Ontario45235
Oswego4123
Tompkins3880
Warren35233
Steuben33942
Fulton33124
Orleans32254
Otsego3225
Greene31918
Herkimer31610
St. Lawrence3134
Genesee3095
Wayne3055
Chemung2943
Washington28714
Cattaraugus2486
Chenango2457
Tioga22125
Montgomery2194
Livingston1998
Cayuga1942
Jefferson1590
Clinton1545
Essex1540
Cortland1410
Wyoming1305
Delaware1294
Seneca1043
Allegany941
Schoharie830
Franklin630
Yates627
Lewis500
Schuyler330
Hamilton140
Unassigned017
Utica
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 38°
Oneonta
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 32°
Herkimer
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 38°
Thendara
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 36°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left