Woman charged with strangling 92-year-old WWI vet in 1983

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

BUFFALO, NY -- A New York woman has been charged with killing a 92-year-old World War I veteran during a break-in at his Buffalo home more than three decades ago.

Erie County prosecutors announced Wednesday that fingerprints and DNA evidence linked Saundra Adams to the slaying of Edmund Schreiber, who was found strangled with his own neckties in June 1983.

Adams was 17 at the time of the killing. Prosecutors say an unknown accomplice was also involved.

Adams, who's now 50, was arrested Tuesday. She has pleaded not guilty and is in jail pending a bail hearing.

Attorney Susan Karalus represented Adams at her arraignment. She says Adams lives in the same Buffalo neighborhood where Schreiber was slain.

Authorities say Schreiber was wounded during WWI and had been awarded a Purple Heart medal.