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      Second man charged in Ithaca murder case

      A 49-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a New York City man at a central New York apartment complex last December. Police tell the Ithaca Journal that Gary Lowe of Cortland was also charged Thursday with robbery, conspiracy, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm. He was sent to the Tompkins County Jail without bail. Lowe is accused of shooting 25-year-old Francisco Santiago of the Bronx on Dec. 1. A second man facing murder charges in the slaying, 34-year-old Lawrence Beauford of Ithaca, is currently in a western New York prison for an unrelated robbery. It couldn't immediately be determined if Lowe had a lawyer.
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