Records of Godfrey’s alleged killer provide insight into criminal history, but only a few details about the murder emerge

ITHACA, NY – The circumstances surrounding the murder of Alan Godfrey are still frustrating and murky a year after his death, as the trial of his alleged killer, William Marshall, nears its tentatively scheduled start date at the end of the year. ‘summer.

Law enforcement officials have been tight-lipped about the circumstances surrounding the murder or the evidence used to charge Marshall, who pleaded not guilty to the crime during his arraignment hearing in March. He was charged with second degree murder, second degree criminal possession of a weapon and third degree criminal possession of a weapon in the murder of Godfrey, a well-regarded worker at the local community centre.

But gleaning information from publicly available documents at least gives some insight into Marshall’s criminal past and present, including his work helping those who were still incarcerated when he was released from prison. Marshall’s connection to former Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick has also come under scrutiny since Marshall’s arrest, and Myrick answered some questions about the extent of their relationship for the first time speaking with The Voice of Ithaca.

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