HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. - Hastings resident Robert Jufer, 71, was arraigned Thursday in the Wayne County Courthouse in Pennsylvania for one count of criminal homicide for allegedly killing his wife, June, on Oct. 17, 2010 in Cherry Ridge Township, Pa.
According to a report by the Wayne Independent, District Attorney Janine Edwards and the Pennsylvania State Police announced Jufer waived extradition Thursday in Westchester County Court before being taken to Pennsylvania.
Hastings-on-Hudson and Pennsylvania State Police officers arrested Jufer Wednesday outside his current home on High Street. Members of the Greenburgh Police Department and Westchester County District Attorney’s Office also assisted with the investigation. Jufer was taken into custody without incident.
"I'd like to thank the officers for their diligence and hard work in this case," Edwards told the Wayne Independent. "The police did everything I asked of them. It's because of their hard work in the twelve months I've been here that we were able to get a criminal complaint."
According to Pennsylvania State Police reports, police found June Jufer, 68, dead of a shotgun wound to the head in her bed after Robert Jufer called police to report he and his wife had been attacked. Jufer said he returned home from the store, was attacked in his house and after he regained consciousness he went to his neighbor's home to call police.