Man accused of hitting and killing Southern Tier trooper indicted on first degree murder, other charges

Almond Upton

Almond Upton, the Florida man accused of intentionally hitting and killing a State Trooper in May was indicted on several charges, including first degree murder, according to WBNG.

A grand jury handed up the indictment of the 60-year-old man on Wednesday on charges that he intentionally swerved to hit Trooper Christopher Skinner, who was conduction a traffic stop on northbound Interstate 81 on May 29.

Trooper Skinner was pronounced dead at the scene.

Upton is charged with first degree murder, two counts of second degree assault, one count of second degree criminal mischief, two counts of fourth degree criminal mischief and five counts of reckless driving.