Grand jury indicts Whitfield for manslaughter

NORWICH – Kyle V. Whitfied, 29, Greene, was initially arrested on March 3, 2014 by New York State Police for murder in the second degree, a class A-1 violent felony, following an investigation into a physical altercation in the Town of Smithville and the stabbing death of 33-year-old James G. Button, Jr.



When the Chenango County Grand Jury met this month, they did not indict Whitfield on the murder charge.

Whitfield was first arraigned in local court and Smithville Town Justice Jordan Lilly remanded Whitfield to the Chenango County Correctional Facility without bail.


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