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Police: Man strangled Kingston woman to death
KINGSTON, N.Y. -- Police say a man accused of killing a Hudson Valley woman while on parole for robbery has been arrested in Manhattan and charged with second-degree murder.
Kingston Police Lt. Thierry Croizer says 49-year-old Audelis Cruz was identified as a person of interest in the strangulation killing of 45-year-old Anita Jacobs-Royer and traced Sunday to a subway station.
State records show Cruz spent about 18 years in prison for first-degree robbery convictions in 1986 and 2001. He was most recently released in June.
Croizer says Monday that Cruz lives across the city from where Jacobs-Royer was found dead in her home on Feb. 3 and investigators are still working on a motive for the attack.
Cruz is due in court Wednesday. Croizer doesn't know if he has a lawyer.
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