Waterloo double homicide suspect arraigned

July 13, 2018 06:51 PM

The suspect in Tuesday's deadly attack in Waterloo is now charged with second-degree murder.

Emotions ran high as Emerson "John" Tohafjian was arraigned Friday afternoon in Waterloo Town Court. He's accused of shooting and killing two people and injuring another.

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State Police have identified two of the three victims in Tuesday night's triple shooting.

Lori McConnell, 53, was killed on Virginia Street along with a man who has not yet been identified. Both victims died from gunshot wounds.

Karen Zdunko, 50, was also shot and treated at Strong Memorial Hospital for her injuries. She has since been released from the hospital.

News10NBC spoke with Tohafjian's father outside of court Friday. 

Tohafjian is being held without bail. He is due back in court next Thursday for a preliminary hearing. 

Stay with News10NBC as we provide more updates on this developing story. 


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