Two New York brothers charged with second-degree murder for allegedly rescuing their methamphetamine equipment in court, but their 82-year-old grandmother dies, according to the prosecution.
Bathwoman Jarret W. Gause The 33-year-old was indicted on 10 October by a large jury of Steuben County. His brother, Justin L. Gause, 21, residing in Corning, had already been charged with manslaughter, but the grand jury re-classified him to second-degree murder that same day, The Leader reported.
Gladys Ann Willow, the grandmother of the Gause, died of injuries sustained in May House fire, the New York State Police said. The investigators later found that the fire had been ignited during the production of methamphetamine in the house.
Brooks Baker, Steuben District Attorney, said the brothers removed the drug supplies from the house and went to buy cigarettes but did not report the fire, WETM reported. Her grandmother was taken to a hospital where, according to the station, she was declared dead.
Jarrett Gause was arrested after the charges were unsealed. He is now in custody in Steuben County Prison. Justin Gause was originally sent to the prison, but was released on bail, the state police said.
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The brothers are also indicting them for reckless endangerment, manipulation of evidence, counterfeiting of business records, and second-degree assault.
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Baker told The Leader that the brothers will return to the Steuben County Court later this month to finalize their arrangements , It was unclear whether the brothers have a lawyer who speaks for them.