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Woodside Drive homicide suspect pleads not guilty

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Albany/HV: Woodside Drive homicide suspect pleads not guilty
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A woman has plead not guilty in Albany's first homicide of 2014. Our Innae Park has the latest.

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Sara Moore was arraigned Friday morning on a second degree murder charge. She has been accused of attacking the man she was hired to help.

According to police, Moore was hired to assist Richard Englander, who lived at 40 Woodside Drive. She also lived at the home with him.

On Thursday, police received a call from TD Bank on Central Avenue in Colonie. The bank employee explained Englander was contacted to report that someone attemped to cash a check in his name. During that phone call, the bank employee told police they heard a fight in the background, and alerted police.

Police received a call about Moore attempting to cash the check for a second time.

"Shortly after the incident at the house, TD Bank notified police again that the woman had come into the bank again with a check and attempted to cash it. She notified police and the woman was stopped near the scene by Colonie Police in her vehicle," explained Steve Smith, the public information officer for the Albany Police Department.

After the first phone call from the bank, police reported to the home and found Englander unresponsive. He was taken to the hospital and died of blunt force trauma to the head, and suffered other cuts.

Moore's next court appearance is scheduled for February 11.

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