Man who confessed to 1991 slaying dies in prison

Here's a great find for us this year. It's the first time in the 'Taste' for Papi's Family Restaurant, 690 Hertel Avenue (right across from the Post Office). Owner Railly Betances is shown here with his nine year old daughter, Jessly, and the enthusiastic crew from Papi's. Everything they served tasted like award-winners- Roasted Pork, Spanish Rice with Green Peas, Chicken Empanadillas, and (non-alcoholic) Pina Colada Slushies.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man charged with killing a suburban Rochester music teacher more than 20 years ago has died in prison.

The attorney for 61-year-old Edward Laraby tells local media that he died Sunday at Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, outside Buffalo, New York.

Monroe County prosecutors say in 2012 Laraby confessed to strangling 27-year-old Stephanie Kupchynsky, a popular music teacher from the town of Greece who disappeared in 1991.

Laraby was a maintenance worker at Kupchynsky’s suburban Rochester apartment complex when she disappeared. Her skeletal remains were discovered in a creek bed in rural Orleans County seven years later.

Laraby was charged with her murder but never went on trial because of his deteriorating health due to Lou Gehrig’s disease. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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