December 2, 2014

Man Accused of Murdering Cornellian Makes Court Appearance

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A man charged with murdering a Cornell undergraduate on Thanksgiving Day appeared at the Village of Cayuga Heights Court in shackles and an orange jumpsuit Tuesday evening.

Benjamin Cayea, 32, has been accused of choking to death his 23-year-old girlfriend Shannon Jones ’15, an engineering student at Cornell, following a “domestic incident” in Cayuga Heights. He was arrested Thursday evening.


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