An upstate New York college student has pleaded not guilty in the death of her mother, which prosecutors say was staged to look like a suicide.
Corning police this week charged 20-year-old Karrie Neurauter, of Syracuse, and her father, 45-year-old Lloyd Neurauter, of North Brunswick, New Jersey, with second-degree murder in the August death of 46-year-old Michele Neurauter.
Karrie Neurauter, a student at Rochester Institute of Technology, pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon and is being held in county jail without bail. Her attorney had no comment to media. Lloyd Neurauter, Michele Neurauter's ex-husband, is being held in New Jersey pending extradition after his dramatic arrest in Princeton that was caught on camera.
"Mr. Neurauter threatened to jump off a five-story parking garage, but Princeton Police, New Jersey State Police detectives accompanied by a member of the New York State Police were able to talk him out of doing so at about 7 p.m." City of Corning Police Chief Jeff Spaulding said, according to NBC affiliate WETM.
Police say Michele Neurauter died of strangulation at her Corning home. Police say they had previously responded to multiple domestic violence calls there.
Officials didn't reveal a possible motive or method of death.