SOUTH GLENS FALLS — A South Glens Falls man pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of murdering an acquaintance and tampering with physical evidence after the alleged crime, the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office Reported.
Juan A. Vasquez, 46, entered the plea before Saratoga County Court Judge James A. Murphy III after being indicted on Thursday on charges of second-degree murder, two counts of tampering with physical evidence, and misdemeanor charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Vasquez, who has been held without bail at the Saratoga County Jail after being arrested by state police in April, is accused of stabbing to death 30-year-old South Glens Falls resident Kenny J. Shipski Jr.
Shipski was found dead just after 7 a.m. on April 10 in a room at the Clear View Motel in the town of Moreau. The state police investigation indicated he had been stabbed multiple times in the torso. Vasquez was arrested the following day.
No motive has been disclosed, but police said both men were living in the Clear View Motel at the time of the stabbing.