ALBANY – A Schenectady man has pleaded not guilty to a new indictment charging him with murder and robbery in connection a January overdose death of a man in Colonie, Albany County District Attorney’s officials said.
Justin Wells, 33, of Schenectady, faces charges in the indictment of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, fourth-degree conspiracy and fourth-degree grand larceny.
Wells appeared in court Wednesday.
Wells is accused of working with others to intentionally give drugs to Donald Harmon, 66, at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites on Loudon Road Jan. 30, causing Harmon’s death, prosecutors said.
Wells is also accused of stealing property from Harmon, including a vehicle, prosecutors said.
Two other co-defendants, James Kruzinski, 38, and Elizabeth Beck, 27, previously pleaded not guilty to their own second-degree murder and first-degree robbery indictments in the incident. A release Wednesday did not include Kruzinski’s or Beck’s residences.
All three defendants are due back in court next month.
Assistant District Attorneys Jessica Blain-Lewis and Collin D’Arcy are prosecuting.