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Murder investigation underway in Amenia, New York


Police are still seeking information following the arrest of a man for murder in the small town of Amenia, Dutchess County, New York.

the New York State Police says troopers were called to a home on South Amenia Road at around 11:50 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 to a report of a stabbing called into the Dutchess County 911 call center.

File 12 Amenia SJS 10648275 01162022 Photo Credit: New York State Police

File 12 Amenia SJS 10648275 01162022 Photo Credit: New York State Police

Soldiers say upon arrival they located the suspect, 26-year-old David A. Trotta, and immediately took him into custody.

In a written statement, the NYSP says, “The arrival of emergency medical services rescued the victim, Juan C. Cedillo, 45, of Amenia, and despite lifesaving measures, Mr. Cedillo was declared deceased at the scene.”

No information is currently available as to whether Trotta and Cedillo knew each other or what circumstances led to the alleged murder.

David A. Trotta was then arraigned before Trotta was arraigned before Judge Christopher Klingner of Amenia City Court. Trotta was sent to Dutchess County Jail without bond. He now faces the following charges:

  • 2nd degree murder (Class A felony)
  • Criminal possession of a weapon in the 4th degree (class A misdemeanor)

The police are looking for more information. Anyone with additional information regarding this murder, or any information that may be helpful to the investigation, is asked to call their local police department or Investigator Melilli, New York State Police (Poughkeepsie BCI) at: (845) 677-7300. Please refer to File # 10648275. Public information may remain confidential.

[AUTHOR’S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  The reader is reminded that all arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information was available.]

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