IRONDEQUOIT, NY (WROC) — The man accused of murdering his 86-year-old aunt in Irondequoit last month was in court Thursday morning.
Frederick Bohn was charged with murder after the death of Ingeborg Morley. He was indicted by a grand jury last week and pleaded not guilty Thursday morning.
Bohn is being held without bail and prosecutors say they anticipate his attorney could make a bail application.
The defense lawyer didn’t want to make comment after the proceeding. As we’ve previously reported, Morley was found unresponsive in her Irondequoit home after a welfare check in March. She later died at a hospital.
Court documents show she suffered blunt force trauma and suffocation. Bohn was arrested earlier this month. Prosecutors won’t reveal motive just yet. Meanwhile, only a family friend of Ingeborg Morley was present during Thursday morning’s arraignment.
“I know that Inge didn’t have any children and their family is spread apart throughout the country,” said Daniel Jones, family friend. “I just wanted to be here to represent her and let everyone know she mattered.”
Assistant District Attorney Monica O’Brien adds, “As far as motive no, the only charge in the indictment is murder in the second degree. I think as this case unfolds, while we don’t have to prove motive, you may see some things in the trial that will help you understand that.”