Grand jury to convene over Colonie grandfather’s death

A 33-year-old man accused in the death of his grandfather will face a grand jury Tuesday.

Nicholas Pantoni’s defense attorney said his client is facing a murder charge.

"He has no intention of taking any kind of plea," defense attorney Steve Coffey said. "He’s made it very clear to me."

Police say Pantoni beat 82-year-old Gerald Curran at his home on Arcadia Court last Friday.

Curran was taken to Albany Medical Center, where he died.