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Schuyler County murder suspect has family ties to victim


Authorities say an upstate New York woman charged with killing a man last week is the mother of the victim's child.


Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessman said Wednesday that 39-year-old Alice Trappler of Addison has an infant daughter with Daniel Bennett, who was fatally shot inside his Finger Lakes home last Thursday.


Trappler and 25-year-old Nathan Hand of Corning are charged with second-degree murder in the killing. Both are jailed without bail.


Police say 32-year-old Thomas Borden of Corning was being sought in connection with the slaying when he committed suicide Monday by jumping in front of a train outside Philadelphia.


Borden was Trappler's ex-husband and Hand's stepbrother. Police believe Borden shot Bennett with a 12-gauge shotgun.


Police aren't commenting on a possible motive.

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