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Families: Amsterdam victims knew alleged killer

Police disclose little about evidence that led to arrest

During Monday afternoon press conference at Amsterdam Police Headquarters, Montgomery County District Attorney Jed Conboy announces the sealed indictment of Ivan Ramos that charges him with the murders of William McDermott and Cheryl Goss on March 2nd, 2012 at McDermott's home located at 359 Locust Ave. in Amsterdam. New York State Police, Senior Investigator Major Crimes Unit, David F. Madden Jr. is at left.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
During Monday afternoon press conference at Amsterdam Police Headquarters, Montgomery County District Attorney Jed Conboy announces the sealed indictment of Ivan Ramos that charges him with the murders of William McDermott and Cheryl Goss on March 2nd, 2012 at McDermott's home located at 359 Locust Ave. in Amsterdam. New York State Police, Senior Investigator Major Crimes Unit, David F. Madden Jr. is at left.
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The man charged with murdering two Amsterdam residents was a friend of one of the victims’ sons and was invited to the home the night of the killings, a family member said Monday. Ivan Ramos, 30, faces first-degree murder charges, which, if he’s convicted, could mean life in prison without the possibility of parole, officials said during a news conference. Police say Ramos — who was out on bail at the time in an unrelated ...

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