Murder Charge Dropped in Oneonta Case


The man who was charged with murdering an Oneonta woman has been released from jail.
The Otsego County District Attorney requested that the murder charge be dropped against 27-year-old William Sprague after new evidence came to light. The DA’s office has declined to comment on that evidence.
Sprague was charged with murdering 26-year-old Sonya Ridge after the two spent Friday night drinking together. Police had accused Sprague of killing Ridge while he was trying to rape her. The woman died from a head injury.
Police are still investigating.
Sprague was released after a bail hearing.

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