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Inmate charged in 2014 Schenectady killing

Inmate charged in 2014 Schenectady killing

Faces second-degree murder
Inmate charged in 2014 Schenectady killing
Hector M. Abreu, 23.

SCHENECTADY -- A man serving time for a non-fatal 2014 Schenectady shooting is now facing a murder charge in connection with an earlier shooting, a prosecutor said today.

Hector M. Abreu, 23, appeared in Schenectady County Court Wednesday morning on an indictment charging him in connection with the June 27, 2014, killing of 28-year-old Angel M. Carrion, at 1231 Main Ave., prosecutor Peter Willis said.

Abreu faces one count of second-degree murder.

Prosecutors accused him of shooting Carrion on the home's front porch. Carrion then went inside, where family members called 911, Willis said.

"We don't believe it was random," Willis said. "We believe that the individuals were known to each other."

Willis would not provide further details on the shooting but said police worked hard on the case in the two-and-a-half years since.

Abreu appeared with attorney Steve Kouray and pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Judge Louise Sira presided.

If convicted, he faces up to 25 years to life in state prison. He is already serving up to 12 1/2 years in state prison for shooting a man in Schenectady four months after Carrion's death, according to Willis and records. In that case, Abreu shot a man in the legs while the man was in a vehicle on Martin Street on Oct. 29, 2014.

Police caught up with Abreu in that case during a Division Street raid in Amsterdam.

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