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      Eric Woody, suspect in pizzeria killing, to be arraigned this morning

      A 25-year-old Syracuse man accused of killing a pizza shop owner during a robbery last fall is to be arraigned this morning in county court.

      Eric Woody was indicted earlier this month on first- and second-degree murder charges, and criminal possession of a weapon. He faces a rare first-degree murder charge because the killing happened during a robbery.

      Woody is accused in the Oct. 1 shooting death of the owner of Sabatino's Pizza and Deli on the crime-ridden south side of the city. Police say the victim attempted to reason with Woody before he was shot.

      Woody is believed to be a member of the Bloods gang, but police say the murder does not appear to be gang-related.

      The robbery was captured on the store's surveillance camera.

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