A City of Poughkeepsie, NY, man charged with the murder of 99-year-old Fannie Gumbinger made a brief appearance in court this morning, about an hour before city police’s scheduled 11 a.m. press conference at City Hall.
The suspect, Javon Tyrek Rogers, 20, is accused of burglarizing and murdering Gumbinger, who was found dead early Wednesday morning in her home on Underhill Avenue.
Rogers scanned the courtroom briefly upon his arrival this morning. For much of the hearing he kept his head down, looking toward the ground, and did not speak.
Police arrested Rogers on Friday and charged him with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary, both felonies.
Rogers pleaded not guilty at his arraignment over the weekend, Maloney said.
Dutchess County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kari Reiber has said Gumbinger died of “multiple injuries,” but declined to provide the exact cause of death, citing the ongoing investigation.