On Thursday, October 6, 2016, Kira Kastenhuber, 38, of Hope Street in Perry, pled guilty to Murder in the Second Degree admitting that she intentionally killed Desirae Withey, 33, of Borden Avenue, Perry. This plea was part of a plea bargain where Ms. Kastenhuber will be sentenced to an indeterminate period of incarceration with a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of life in state prison. Sentencing is scheduled for December 1, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
charge stems from an incident that occurred on or about February 6, 2016 at 84
Borden Avenue in the Village of Perry.
During the early morning hours of the 6th Kira Kastenhuber
entered the victim’s residence as part of a preconceived plan to strangle and
kill the victim. On Saturday morning at
approximately 9:30 a.m. a 911 call was made by a neighbor after one of the
victim’s children had sought out the neighbor’s assistance. At that point members of the Perry Police
Department arrived at the Borden Avenue residence. Upon arriving and surveying the scene, calls
were made to the New York State Police, Wyoming County Child Protective
Services, and the Wyoming County District Attorney’s Office for
Sunday, February 7, 2016, during the late morning hours the Rochester Police
Department responded to a 911 call for a potential overdose of Ms.
Kastenhuber. She was taken to Strong
Memorial Hospital and released on Monday, February 8, 2016 at approximately
5:00 p.m. At that time she was taken
into custody, processed and held in the Wyoming County Jail where she currently
remains until sentencing.