Edwards indicted in Saugerties murder



KINGSTON – The Ulster County grand jury has indicted a Saugerties
man in connection with a murder in Saugerties on May 26.

Earl Edwards, Jr., 26, was charged with murder for killing Rameen Perry,
40, while in the Village of Saugerties.

The indictment alleged that Edwards intended to kill Perry and stabbed
him several times before fleeing. The cause of death was determined to
be a stab wound to the heart, according to the Ulster County Medical Examiner.

After the crime, Edwards hopped a southbound Amtrak train and was caught
by police while in a rail car in Washington, DC.

Days after the Perry homicide, another man, Karon Bowden, 41, of Saugerties
was accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend, Amy Burger, who was
24 at the time of her death. Bowden was taken into custody at the scene.

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