Man on trial for murder of 81-year-old neighbor


FREDONIA, N.Y. (WIVB) – The murder trial of a Fredonia man is underway in Chautauqua County.

Prosecutors say Jason Wells killed his neighbor, 81-year old Ruth Fisk, in February 2010. Her body was found rolled inside a carpet.

Wells’ lawyer says his client does not understand what he did wrong.

Wells spent two years in a state psychiatric facility while awaiting trial. 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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