Fight leads to man's death in Canajoharie

January 02, 2019 06:19 PM

A Canajoharie man is behind bars in connection with the death of his neighbor.

According to Police Chief Brian McFadden, the death of 63-year-old Joe Herting will be ruled a homicide by the county coroner.


Canajoharie police charged Stanley Hall with felony assault in the second degree, after an altercation outside 71 Walnut Street on New Year's Eve. Police tell NewsChannel 13 the pair lived in the same boarding house on Walnut Street. Officers were called there New Year's Eve after a resident called 911.

When asked about additional charges against Hall, the police chief says that will be up to the district attorney.

Police say Herting, also known as Tad, did not recover from his injuries and died as a result of that fight out on the front porch between him and his boarding house roommate, who was Hall.

Officers say both men were intoxicated.

Police also tell NewsChannel 13 they had been called to the home before and there was tension between the men -- though none of the previous incidents resulted in arrests.

The chief says the last time the department dealt with a death like this in Canajoharie was in 1977.


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