The indictments of two men suspected in the Malta murder of Gloversville resident Allyzibeth Lamont, 22, were handed up to a Saratoga County judge on Monday.
The move formally opens the homicide case against Georgios N. Kakavelos, 51, of Ballston Spa, and James Duffy, 34, of Johnstown.
The indictments, which were approved by a Saratoga County grand jury last month, include felony charges of second-degree murder, concealment of a human corpse and tampering with evidence for both men.
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Kakavelos and Duffy were both arrested shortly after Lamont’s body was discovered Oct. 31 in a swampy marshland in Malta. She was last seen alive days earlier in Johnstown, near the Local Substation No. 9 sandwich shop where she worked. Kakavelos co-owns the sandwich shop, and Duffy was a manager there.
State police said an autopsy showed she died of multiple blunt force trauma to the head. Her body was found over 30 miles away from the Johnstown sandwich shop where she and the defendants worked. State troopers have alleged the two men killed Lamont where her body was found sometime around Oct. 28. The body was found in a “wooded area east of the on-ramp to Interstate 87 southbound Exit 13,” according to police. Police further alleged the men worked to conceal Lamont’s body “by burying the body in a secluded area and covering the body in cement, stone blocks, dirt, mud, vegetation and tree limbs.”
If convicted of the second-degree murder charge, the men would face up to 25 years to life in state prison.