- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A paroled sex offender has been charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of a 57-year-old woman in Rochester last spring.

An indictment unsealed in Monroe County Court accuses 61-year-old Anthony Edwards of Rochester of killing Gail Neals, whose body was found May 7 below a railroad bridge in an area often used by the homeless.

Records show that Edwards was convicted of rape and burglary in 1978. He was released from prison in 2003. He was sent back to prison twice, first for a burglary conviction in 2006, followed by a 2011 conviction for attempted sexual abuse.

He was paroled in 2013 and listed as a level three sex offender.

Edwards is being held Friday in a state prison for a parole violation. It couldn’t be determined if he has a lawyer.

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