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Judge to decide fate of Nelligan

Grandmother accused of killing Schenectady boy waives right to trial by jury

Gloria Nelligan takes paperwork from Public Defender Mark Caruso during her arraignment on charges of second-degree murder in Schenectady County Court in April.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Gloria Nelligan takes paperwork from Public Defender Mark Caruso during her arraignment on charges of second-degree murder in Schenectady County Court in April.
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The trial of the city grandmother accused of killing her 8-year-old grandson is set to start Monday without a jury. Gloria Nelligan informed the judge presiding over the case on Wednesday that she wanted the murder case against her heard and decided by the judge alone. The case is now expected to be tried before Schenectady County Court Judge Karen Drago starting Monday morning, with opening statements expected that same day. Nelligan, 43, is facing ...

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