Two charged with murder for fatal stabbing in Durand Eastman Park

Crime

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Two people were arrested Wednesday after a fatal overnight stabbing at Durand Eastman Park.

Officials say officers were called to an area near Zoo Road in the park around 1 a.m. for a report of an unconscious male in his 60s. He was later identified as James Wooden, 67. Wooden was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say police were called to the Pullman and Minder Street area around the same time. There they found Kristin Dean-Krueger, 29, and Shannon Reinholtz, 39.

Police say officers “were able to quickly determine” the call was related to the fatal stabbing.

Dean-Krueger and Rienholtz were arrested and charged with murder in the Second Degree. Both were arraigned Thursday in Rochester City Court.

According to investigators, Reinholtz and Dean-Krueger stabbed Wooden multiple times with a pocket knife during a physical altercation, and then fled the area in Wooden’s vehicle. Police say Wooden was later found by a passerby who called 911.

According to RPD records, the fatal stabbing Monday was Rochester’s 61st homicide of the year, more than any year in the past decade and on pace for the deadliest year in the city’s history.


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