Albany DA: Schenectady man indicted on murder charge in Colonie overdose death, robbery; Two others charged

Justin Wells - Credit: Albany County District Attorney's Office

Justin Wells - Credit: Albany County District Attorney's Office

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.

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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.

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