Man accused of killing Morgan Bates expected in court
The man accused of killing Morgan Bates and burying her body in a Rensselaer County State Park is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.
Ian Hasselwander is expected to be in Stephentown Town Court at 5 p.m.
He’s being held in the Rensselaer County Jail, and this is his first court appearance since being arrested and arraigned last week on charges of second degree murder, assault, strangulation, and concealment of a corpse. It’s not clear if any additional charges will be brought against him in connection with the killing of 20-year-old Morgan Bates.
Since Hasselwander’s arrest, NewsChannel 13 has learned more details about Morgan’s death from court documents. The documents say Hasselwander strangled Morgan with some type of tie and stabbed her twice in the neck. He’s then accused of burying her body in a secluded area of Cherry Plain State Park.
Morgan’s family tells NewsChannel 13 the two had previously dated.
NewsChannel 13 will provide updates on this court appearance as soon as they become available.