Kiamesha Lake man arrested for Murder 2nd degree
Lars Ryderhttp://www.riverreporteronline.com/c...der-2nd-degreeThe New York State Police at Liberty announced the arrest of Lars Ryder, age 22 of Fraser Road, Kiamesha Lake, NY, for Murder in the 2nd degree, as a result of the homicide of Elizabeth Mucci, 31 of Hankins, NY.
On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, a concerned family member contacted the State Police and reported that Mucci had without explanation, not been seen or heard from in several days.
The missing person investigation eventually lead investigators to Ryder, who was her live-in companion. Extensive efforts to locate Mucci were conducted over several days and on Friday, May 13th it was determined that Mucci was the victim of a homicide.
Ryder is charged with intentionally causing the death of Mucci and was arraigned in the Town of Liberty Justice Court before Town Justice Harold Bauman
Sullivan man admits to killing girlfriend, setting body on fire, dismembering it
April 30 2012
http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/20...ty-27Apr12.htmMONTICELLO – A 23-year-old Monticello man Friday pled guilty to felony manslaughter in connection with the death of his girlfriend and under the terms of a plea agreement with Sullivan County Court, Lars Ryder will spend the next 25 years in state prison and five years of parole afterwards. He will be sentenced in late June.
District Attorney James Farrell said Ryder admitted to killing his girlfriend of two years, Elizabeth Mucci, 31, of Monticello and Hankins, on the evening of April 26, 2011 at the apartment they shared on Fraser Road in the Town of Thompson after a physical dispute between the two of them.
Ryder also admitted to attempting to conceal the homicide by putting Mucci’s body in the woods and trying to burn it. After that didn’t work, he returned to the woods the next day and dismembered her body in order to hide it. Police only recovered one of Mucci’s legs and no cause of death was ever forensically established.
Under the plea agreement, Ryder admitted he acted under an extreme emotional disturbance at the time of the homicide, which Farrell said reduced the murder to manslaughter.
“This plea agreement, considering all the facts and circumstances known to me, is consistent with justice and the faces of the homicide,” said Farrell. The DA said Mucci’s family, who knew Ryder and his family for some 20 years, were in agreement with the plea and “that was a significant factor in agreeing to the 25 year state prison sentence.”
He will be sentenced in late June.
Ryder also admitted to attempting to conceal the homicide by putting Mucci's body in the woods and trying to burn it. After that didn't work, he returned to the woods the next day and dismembered her body in order to hide it. Police only recovered one of Mucci's legs and no cause of death was ever forensically established.