Indictment dismissed in 1991 murder case of Greece teacher after suspect dies

Updated: 05/07/2014 11:53 AM
Created: 05/07/2014 11:50 AM WHEC.com
By: Berkeley Brean

Wednesday morning, the murder indictment against Edward Laraby was dismissed because of Laraby's death last weekend. The indictment accused Laraby of killing Greece music teacher Stephanie Kupchynsky. 

Kupchynsky was murdered in 1991. 

The New York State Department of Corrections confirms to News10NBC that Laraby died Sunday in Wende Correctional Facility.

Prior to his death, Laraby was serving time in Wende Correctional Facility for sexual assault and attempted murder of a prison guard.  

He suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease.

Laraby confessed to the muder of Kupchynsky, although the details of that confession have not been made public. In exchange for the confession, Laraby was granted permission to be buried outside his prison walls. 

Laraby's attorney, Bob Napier, couldn't say what cemetery Laraby will be buried in. Laraby is getting a headstone in exchange for giving police in Ontario, Canada information about an attempted murder in Canada that Laraby says he committed. 

The one thing Laraby did not get was a transfer to a hospital late in his life. Laraby said he was willing to admit to around a dozen other crimes in New York, including some murders, in exchange for a transfer out of prison and into a hospital. 

Laraby's attorney says the governor's office and the Department of Corrections refused to negotiate. 

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