Jury Convicts N.Y. Man Accused of Killing Fiancee for Life Insurance

August 21, 2015

A western New York man accused of killing his fiancee to collect on her life insurance is headed to prison on a fraud conviction.

U.S. Attorney William Hochul says it’s believed to be the first time his office has used federal fraud laws to convict a killer.

A jury found Ronald Epps of Amherst, New York, guilty Wednesday of 10 counts, including fraud, arson and weapons charges. He was never charged with murder.

Epps is accused of shooting Angela Moss in the back of the head in 2009 after she made him the sole beneficiary of her $100,000 life insurance policy. Authorities say he set his apartment on fire the following year and collected about $4,000 from an insurance claim.

He faces at least 35 years in prison when he’s sentenced Dec. 10.

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  • August 26, 2015 at 2:48 pm
    Agent says:
    OJ Simpson got away with murder on his wife and friend. It helps to have a mostly black jury and be in LA. They finally got him on other charges, armed robbery? I hope he d... read more
  • August 25, 2015 at 12:06 pm
    CT agent says:
    Al Capone. Guilty of so many crimes, ultimately convicted of tax fraud. If the murder case wasn't ironclad, you find other sure-fire ways to put scumbags in prison. I have t... read more
  • August 21, 2015 at 5:46 pm
    Agent says:
    A human life doesn't mean much in NY. Fraud is much more important. I would imagine Planned Parenthood is very safe their and their dufus Governor Cuomo said to lay off of t... read more

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