DA: Ramsaran was obsessed

NORWICH – Ganesh R. Ramsaran was obsessed with another woman, and because of that - and other circumstantial evidence that will be presented – he murdered his wife, Jennifer Ramsaran, said Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride in his opening statement Thursday.

Ramsaran is charged with second degree murder in the death of his wife. McBride said the case deals with issues of sex, divorce, money, deception, and ultimately the murder of the mother of three.

McBride told the jury that evidence will show Ramsaran killed his wife the day after getting back together with his girlfriend. Evidence suggests he killed Jennifer early in the morning Dec. 11, 2012, cleaned up, and left their home with her body in her van at approximately 11:15 a.m., said McBride.

McBride also said evidence will show Ramsaran “dropped the body unceremoniously on Center Road.”

In his approximately 30-minute statement, McBride claimed that Ramsaran was obsessed with his mistress, Eileen Sayles, who has been named a material witness in the case and expected to testify next week.

McBride additionally said in his opening that jurors will hear evidence that the defendant went up to the step-parents of Sayles and told them he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her, making “no mention of Jennifer.”

“You will hear evidence that the defendant didn't look for his wife,” McBride said.

According to McBride, the medical examiner was unable to determine the cause of death due to the decomposition and damage to the body.

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