Ganesh R. Ramsaran, the accused murderer in the 2012 slaying of his wife, Jennifer Ramsaran, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter in Chenango County Court on Thursday, October 26, 2023.

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The plea came after Ramsaran was granted a retrial in October 2022 due to inadequacies in his previous defense. Ramsaran accepted a sentence of 22 years in prison and waived his right to appeal.

The long-awaited admission by Ganesh R. Ramsaran brought a sense of closure to the case as he finally revealed the truth behind his wife's tragic death. Jennifer Ramsaran's murder sent shockwaves through the community when it occurred in 2012, and the family has been seeking justice ever since.

Special Prosecutor Ben Bergman, who was appointed from Broome County, stated that Ramsaran's guilty plea marked the revelation of the true details surrounding the case. Bergman had consulted with the victim's family, gaining their approval before proceeding with the plea deal.

In 2014, Ganesh R. Ramsaran was convicted of murder; however, a retrial was granted after it was determined that his previous defense had not provided adequate representation. This retrial provided an opportunity to re-examine the evidence and ensure a fairer judicial process for all parties involved.

In accepting a reduced charge of manslaughter, Ramsaran acknowledged his involvement in his wife's death. The specific circumstances leading up to the plea bargain and the exact details of the incident were not disclosed in the initial report.

The guilty plea not only allows for closure in the Ramsaran case but also eliminates the need for a lengthy and emotionally taxing trial. By accepting his sentence of 22 years in prison and waiving his right to appeal, Ganesh R. Ramsaran has paved the way for the victim's family to move forward in their healing process.

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