GLOVERSVILLE – A 19-year-old Albany man has now been charged with top-level conspiracy in connection with last weekend’s stabbing death in Gloversville, accused of conspiring with someone under the age of 16 to commit the crime, police said.
The charge follows the arrest earlier this week of a 15-year-old, who is accused directly in the death.
Ja’Quah McCall, 19, of Albany, was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of first-degree conspiracy, a charge that carries the same potential sentence as second-degree murder.
The first-degree conspiracy count requires someone over the age of 18 to conspire with someone under the age of 16 to commit a top-level felony, like murder.
A police release issued Thursday evening did not describe the accusations against McCall further, only that he is accused of conspiring with someone under the age of 16 related to the April 24 stabbing death of 59-year-old William J. Guzek, of Gloversville, at Guzek’s 37 E. 10th Ave. residence.
Investigators arrested the 15-year-old Tuesday and charged the Gloversville resident as a juvenile with second-degree murder in Guzek’s death, police have said.
The 15-year-old, who was not named due to his age, was arraigned in Family Court and ordered held.
McCall was to be arraigned on the conspiracy count later Thursday evening, police said.
The investigation into Guzek’s death remains active, but there is not believed to be any ongoing threat to the public, police said.
Gloversville Police Department continues to be assisted by the state police, Albany Police Department and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Gloversville police at 518-773-4513.