Albany pair charged in overdose death of Vermont woman
Aug. 01, 2018
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Albany say a 48-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man are responsible for the March overdose of a Vermont woman.
Albany police arrested 48-year-old Jodi Noisseau and 53-year-old Christopher Kondracki, both of Albany, in connection with the death of 24-year-old Keisha Richards. They have been charged with tampering with evidence, and Noisseau additionally faces a manslaughter charge.
Authorities say Richards, of Fair Haven, Vermont, died of an overdose when she was with Noisseau and Kondracki at an Albany home. Police say the two wiped down her body with bleach to destroy evidence before dumping her body on a sidewalk March 14.
Both were recently arraigned and are being held Wednesday in the Albany County Jail. Noisseau's lawyer, Anthony Pastel, said it was "shocking" that she was charged. A phone messages left with Kondracki's lawyer wasn't returned.