Ramos found guilty of double murder

FONDA – A jury found murder defendant Ivan Ramos guilty of all charges today in Montgomery County Court.

Ramos, 30, of Amsterdam was accused of stabbing and killing William McDermott, 56, and Cheryl Goss, 46, on March 2 at McDermott’s 359 Locust Ave. apartment in Amsterdam.

The jury found Ramos guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

During the trial, expert witnesses testified Ramos’ blood, DNA and fingerprints were found at the murder scene.

Jury deliberations began earlier today after closing statements this morning. The prosecution, led by Montgomery County District Attorney James “Jed” Conboy, rested Thursday. Ramos’ attorney called no defense witnesses.

More on this story will appear in Saturday’s print edition of The Leader-Herald.