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20-year-old allegedly killed 99-year-old woman in New York

Aug. 25, 2013 at 10:41 AM   |   Comments

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The 20-year-old Poughkeepsie man who is accused of killing a 99-year-old woman is being held without bail and is set to appear in court Monday, police said.

Javon Tyrek Rogers was arrested Friday at 11 p.m.

Police charged him with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary in the killing of Fannie Gumbinger, the Poughkeepsie Journal reported.

Gumbinger was found dead at her home early Wednesday morning, police said.

Relatives of the victim said they were relieved to hear of the arrest.

"At least we'll have some answers," Jacqueline Solomon, Gumbinger's niece, said.

Police declined to comment on a motive, and said Gumbinger died of multiple injuries.

Authorities said they will hold a press conference Monday to release more details of the case.

Rogers is also a suspect in multiple recent city burglaries, police told the Journal.

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