Man charged with killing grandmother tells upstate New York court: ‘I did chop her up’

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Man charged with killing grandmother tells upstate New York court: ‘I did chop her up’

Hide caption ORISKANY, N.Y. — “I did do it. I did chop her up. I didn’t only chop her up, I chopped my landlord up too.”

Those are the words that a double-homicide defendant said Tuesday night regarding the killing of his grandmother and her landlord during his proceeding in an upstate New York courtroom.

Naythen Aubain, 29, of Utica, is being held without bail on two counts of first-degree murder after arraignment in Oneida County Centralized Arraignment Court.

Police discovered the body of 90-year-old Katerine Aubain — his grandmother — in Clayville late Monday night. Some of the dismembered remains of the second victim, 87-year-old Jane Wentka, previously had been found in her residence Sunday. Other remains were found nearby on Albany Street. Join the conversation at and connect with us on Twitter @DispatchAlerts

“We’re still interviewing family members trying to determine a timeline based on who last had contact with them,” Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said.

Naythen Aubain was taken out of a Utica Police Department van Tuesday night in shackles and wearing a mesh hood over his face, often used when suspects try spitting at others. He was led into the courtroom, where he was arraigned […]

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