- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 16, 2016

PORT JERVIS, N.Y. (AP) - Prosecutors say video and DNA evidence will link a man to the beating death of a 77-year-old shoe repair shop owner inside his upstate New York business.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (https://bit.ly/1R28jn4 ) Orange County Assistant District Attorney Christopher Kelly said during opening statements Tuesday that Dennis McBee waited for Josef Kucher to be alone so he could beat him to death and take his money.

But defense attorney Michael Ferraro says there’s doubt in the case that shows his client didn’t commit the crime.

McBee is charged with second-degree murder and robbery in the November 2014 killing. Authorities say security footage shows McBee entering Kucher’s store and leaving a few minutes later. Kucher was found bloodied and dazed by a customer and later died from his injuries.

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Information from: The Times Herald-Record, https://www.th-record.com

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