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New York man calls 911 and admits to killing his girlfriend, police say

new york man calls police admits to killing his girlfriend
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Dec. 27 2021, Published 3:04 p.m. ET

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A New York man called 911 and admitted to killing his girlfriend, as police say they found the woman’s deceased body inside the home.

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Around 1 a.m. on Dec. 24, the Schenectady County Dispatch received a call from a man stating he was having a crisis, but then the man disconnected the call, according to the Schenectady Police Department.

About 20 minutes later, police say the man called back and said he was walking down Chrisler Avenue and told dispatchers he had committed murder.

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Around the same time, officers from Rotterdam Police had an unrelated traffic stop in the same area. Dispatch contacted them and told them to be on the lookout for the man, officials said.

After finishing the traffic stop, officers said they saw a man matching the description given and stopped him.


Officers from the Schenectady Police Department arrived shortly afterward and the man, later identified as 50-year-old Malcolm Gadsen, admitted to killing his girlfriend.

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Police went to the residence and tried calling his girlfriend’s number, but they got no answer. Officers said they forced their way into the residence and found a deceased woman, who was identified as 40-year-old January Butcher.

Gadsden was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, officials said.

Authorities said the cause of death is pending an autopsy and the incident is still under investigation.


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