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Hearing held for man being charged with murder of Geneva Middle School teacher last November

A hearing was held in connection with John Gray III’s case in Seneca County Court, and whether statements he made in connection to an alleged murder can be used.

Gray is being charged with first-degree murder after police found his wife, Ashia Chilson-Gray, murdered in her home last November.

One testimony heard was from former corrections sergeant of Seneca County Jail, Joshua Gilmartin.

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Gilmartin said that when he and another officer transported Gray to the jail, he made a statement that was recorded on a police bodycam stating “Man, I really [expletive] up today. I killed two people today… at least I hope I killed two people today.”

Gilmartin said he did not know what he meant by two people.

Police Inv. Anthony DeMarco also testified saying that while present at the jail, he heard Gray tell another inmate, “I’m about to do 50 years to life. Alvie killed her, but I had to kill Alvie.”

Investigator Andrew Jasie testified that after asking for a lawyer, Gray later said “I did it all. That’s just for you. I did it all.”

The hearing for statements made will continue on August 16, when Judge Barry Porsch decides if these statements can be heard during the trial. The trial is scheduled for December.



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