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Catskill man set to be indicted

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    Carlos Graham
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    Brandyn Dayne Foster
April 30, 2018 06:54 pm Updated: April 30, 2018 10:32 pm

CATSKILL — A Catskill man charged in connection with the death of another man who was missing for more than a year is expected to be indicted in Greene County Court on Tuesday, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Carlos Graham, 31, was charged Feb. 15 with second-degree murder in the death of Brandyn Dayne Foster, also of Catskill, following a Feb. 6 state police search of a home at 124 Tool House Road.

Foster’s body was found buried on the property, according to a Feb. 16 statement from state police.

Graham will appear in court at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. Greene County Judge Terry Wilhelm will preside, Greene County District Attorney Joseph Stanzione said Monday.

Foster lived at the Tool House Road residence at the time of his disappearance, which was reported to Woodstock police Jan. 27, 2017.

Foster’s death was ruled a homicide following an autopsy, according to state police.

It is unclear who Graham’s attorney will be, Stanzione said, adding Graham is expected to plead not guilty to the charge. A trial date has not been set.

Graham has been held without bail, which is expected to remain the same.

“I would be shocked if it was anything different,” Stanzione said.

Wilhelm will outline a timetable for discovery demands where the defense can ask for various pieces of evidence to determine if additional charges should be filed against Graham, Stanzione said.

“They’ll request numerous things such as photographs, statements and demonstrable evidence to review or produce or examine,” Stanzione said.

“There’s a lot of work between now and the scheduling of a trial,” he added.

State police Senior Investigator Pete Kusminsky declined to comment on a motive for the slaying or the nature of the relationship between Foster and Graham.

“It’s still an ongoing investigation,” Kusminsky said Monday.

Graham had a preliminary hearing Feb. 21 at the Catskill Town Court.

In October 2017, Foster’s family offered a $20,000 reward for information that could lead to his whereabouts.

The investigation into Foster’s disappearance took a year and involved state police, FBI, Woodstock police, Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and the district attorney’s offices of Greene and Ulster counties.

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