18 January 2022

Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander
Amenia, New York – On January 16, 2022, the New York State Police arrested David A. Trotta Jr., age 26, of Amenia, for Murder in the 2nd degree, a class A-I felony, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th degree, a class A misdemeanor.

At approximately 11:50 a.m., Troopers were dispatched to South Amenia Road for a report of a stabbing by Dutchess County 911.  Once on scene the suspect, David A. Trotta, was immediately taken into custody. 

Arriving emergency medical services rendered aid to the victim, Juan C. Cedillo, aged 45 years, of Amenia, and despite lifesaving measures Mr. Cedillo was pronounced deceased on scene.

Trotta was arraigned before the town of Amenia Court and remanded by the Honorable Judge Klingner to the Dutchess County Jail without bail.  He is next scheduled to appear before the court on January 21, 2022, at 9:30 a.m.

Anyone that may have additional information regarding this murder is asked to please call Investigator Melilli of SP Poughkeepsie BCI at (845) 677-7300.  Please refer to case# 10648275.


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