UPDATE: The suspect in a Waterloo double murder heads back to court Monday, but is now facing more charges stemming from an incident less than a month prior to the alleged murder.
The Finger Lakes Times reports Emerson Tohafjian has been indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on several charges, including rape, unlawful imprisonment, breathing obstruction, and animal cruelty.
Authorities say Tohafjian raped and choked Lori McConnell in Fayette in the June 19th incident, but a family member posted bail for him two days later.
Prosecutors say Tohafjian went on to shoot and kill McConnell and Charlie Andrus on July 10th, while wounding Karen Zdunko in the attack.
Tohafjian will be back in court in February to answer the new charges.
Meanwhile, jury selection is expected to wrap up Monday in Tohafjian’s murder case, with opening arguments to follow.
A Waterloo double murder trial is underway, with jury selection beginning Friday morning.
Emerson Tohafjian is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, 53 year old Lori McConnell, of Waterloo, and 45 year old Charlie Andrus, of Seneca Falls, back on July 10th.
The trial date was pushed back from its original September date because Tohafjian hired a new attorney.
Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch says Tohafjian hid in the bushes outside a Virginia Street apartment house in Waterloo, before entering the home and shooting McConnell and Andrus.
A third person, Karen Zdunko, was injured in the attack.
The trial itself is expected to begin on Monday.