Motion To Disqualify DA In Ramsaran Murder Denied

By: Kevin Doonan

Motion to disqualify DA in Ramsaran murder denied

NORWICH – A motion to disqualify the Chenango County District Attorney from prosecuting the case of an alleged homicide involving the murder of a New Berlin woman has been denied. The motion alleges a conflict of interest which would have required the appointment of a special prosecutor from outside the district attorney’s office.

Ganesh R. Ramsaran, 38, of New Berlin, was indicted in May of 2013 for second degree murder, a class A-I felony, in connection with the alleged murder of his 36-year-old wife, Jennifer L. Ramsaran. According to indictment papers, Ramsaran intentionally caused the death of his wife at the couples’ 449 Sheff Road residence in the Town of New Berlin, on or about December 11, 2012.

Jennifer was first reported missing by her husband on December 11, 2012. At the time he claimed she had failed to return from a shopping trip to Destiny USA in Syracuse. Her body was found some ten weeks later down an embankment adjacent to Center Road in the Town of Pharsalia. Two days later, on February 28, once the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office had confirmed the identity of the body, her husband posted the following to a Facebook page: “I would like to thank all those who gave up many precious hours of their own lives to help look for Jennifer. To all of the friends and family of both mine and Jennifer’s, I thank you ... who worked many hours voluntarily and provided support to me and my children, awareness and non-stop searching for Jennifer. I thank you all.”

Editor’s Note: This quote was first published in The Evening Sun on February 28, 2013. The Facebook page, entitled “Jennifer L. Ramsaran Missing Person,” has since been taken down.

Following his arrest, Ramsaran’s attorneys have staunchly maintained his innocence.

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