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Caretaker pleads not guilty to murdering elderly Albany man

Updated: 02/07/2014 5:40 PM
Created: 02/07/2014 9:30 AM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

ALBANY - A live-in home health aide from Wynantskill faces homicide charges after police say she killed the man she was supposed to be caring for.

Police say Sarah Moore, 35, had been cashing the victim's personal checks illegally.

As TD Bank employees called the Woodside Drive home to investigate further, they heard a fight in the background and called police.

Richard Englander, 79, was taken to Albany Medical Center with blunt force trauma to the head and cuts to the head and neck. He later died.

Police say as they arrived, Moore was trying to cash another check, but bank employees refused.

Moore is in the Albany County Jail. She is due back in court on Tuesday.

Local attorneys say there will most likely be a Grand Jury in this case and Moore will possibly be indicted at some point next week, where the case will move to County Court.

Englander was an businessman in Albany for many years. He leaves behind his wife Dorothy, and three grown children. NewsChannel 13 was also told he was suffering multiple sclerosis and that's why he needed a live-in helper.

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