Dutchess County Man Faces Murder Charges

(Poughkeepsie, NY)--A man is facing murder charges in Poughkeepsie. 

The Dutchess County District Attorney Bill Grady says 36-year-old Anthony Abbott attacked and killed another man in December of 2017. According to prosecutors, Abbott killed 68-year-old James Griffin while burglarizing his home. Abbott has been charged with first-degree and second-degree murder robbery, and burglary. 

DA Grady said, “I’d like to compliment the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department with conducting a thorough and challenging investigation in conjunction with Bureau Chief Robert Knapp from my office that led to this Indictment.”

Abbott is due back in court later this month.