Grand jury hands up Glens Falls murder indictment

August 15, 2017 06:30 PM

Crystal Riley and her 4-year-old daughter, Lilly Frasier, were found murdered in their Glens Falls home on Friday. A grand jury handed up an indictment Tuesday against 21-year-old Bryan Redden. The eight-count indictment accuses Redden of the killings. The grand jury returned it Tuesday afternoon.

Redden, 21, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Crystal Riley and her 4-year-old daughter, Lilly Frasier.

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The indictment, which came Tuesday, includes first-degree murder, because there are multiple victims.

"It's alleged that there was a homicide of two individuals in one transaction, so to speak," explained Jason Carusone, acting district attorney.

Redden is charged with six other counts, including murder in the second-degree, criminal possession of a weapon, grand larceny of Riley's car and tampering with evidence. That charge is because according to police, Redden took the knife used in the murders.

Carusone says the investigation doesn't stop at the indictment.

"This is a case that's required a lot of resources and that they've worked in coordination to get us to this point," explained Carusone.

Glens Falls police also reached out to investigators in Southwest Florida, after learning Redden was included in TV news coverage of an unexpected death last year. They learned that case was a suicide and Redden's only involvement was seeing the remains.

Back in Glens Falls, as people continue to grieve, a fundraiser is being organized at SkyZone on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to benefit Riley's two surviving children. The trampoline park is located off Exit 18 in Queensbury.

"You know, they always say, 'through the darkness, there's light.' Well, that's what we're trying to give them – a little light at the end of the tunnel," explained Jacque Ecuyre, who is organizing the fundraiser.

Redden will be arraigned Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m.


WNYT Staff

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