IRONDEQUOIT, NY (WROC) — A grand jury has handed up an indictment against the man charged with murdering his 86-year-old aunt in Irondequoit last month.
Frederick Bohn now faces one charge of murder in the second degree.
Bohn was arrested this month after his aunt, 86-year-old Ingeborg Morely was found dead at her home on Lakeshore Boulevard in March.
According to court papers, investigators say Morely died from multiple blunt force trauma blows and asphyxiation.
Bohn pleaded not guilty last Friday to the charge. His defense attorney told News 8 this week during a court appearance that Bohn is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The Assistant District Attorney handling this case, Monica O’Brien, works in the Division of Elder Abuse and says Morely’s homicide case is very significant.
“I would use the word significantly absolutely. I work closely with Lifespan who’s reached out and done a lot of studies on elder abuse. Elder abuse is under-reported, especially regarding financial and physical abuse,” said O’Brien.