Pair arraigned in Columbia County murder

Two people from Columbia County are charged with murder.

Cassandra Fischer and Ryan Woods – who live in Elizaville – have been indicted.

Fischer and Woods are accused of mistreating, stealing from, and causing the death of an elderly Long Island man who had been staying with them since 2021.

Back in February, the body of Ed Kessler was found inside a home he rented in Elizaville.