JOHNSTOWN, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A grand jury indicted a man accused of murdering his wife in February.
According to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, the grand jury indicted Frank Ostrander, 70, of Gloversville, N.Y., on 2nd degree murder, 1st degree assault, 2nd degree assault, and 4th degree criminal possession of a weapon charges.
Ostrander is accused of striking his wife Sally Ostrander, 71, with a hatchet, fire poker and then stabbing her with a knife.
On February 10, Gloversville Police arrived at the Ostrander residence for a reported burglary. The District Attorney’s Office says when officers arrived, they found Sally Ostrander dead and attacked.
After an investigation, police arrested Ostrander. After the arrest, police say they recovered a hatchet, fire poker, and a knife.
If convicted of the murder charge, Ostrander faces 25 years to life in prison.
Ostrander is represented by Public Defender Attorney J. Gerard McAuliffe.