ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) --Tompkins County’s District Attorney announced on Monday, Nov. 20th that 30-year-old Bruce R. Mead, II, has been indicted and charged with murder in the second degree and manslaughter in the second degree. 

This is following a story that WENY News reported back in December of 2022 when 37-year-old Zacharias Moore was stabbed on Dec. 19, 2022, at the Cayuga Gardens Apartments in the City of Ithaca. 

Mead was taken into custody by authorities that day and authorities say he is currently serving a prison sentence in connection with an unrelated 2022 conviction for criminal possession of a weapon.  

The Ithaca Police Department and New York State Forensic Identification Unit conducted this investigation. 

Police say Mead is currently looking at a maximum sentence for murder in the second degree, which is 25 years to life.