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Woman admits to trying to rob murder victim

POUGHKEEPSIE — There have been some new developments in the case of the suspected killer who was discovered hiding out in a Millerton residence. A woman has now been charged with robbing the victim the night of his murder.Ruby Willis, 20, of Poughkeepsie, has pleaded guilty to attempting to rob Marcus Woody the night he was killed.Woody, a 39-year-old resident of Newburgh, was shot to death in Poughkeepsie on Easter morning while sitting in his car outside of the Congress Tavern Restaurant on Main Street.The alleged shooter, Shyron Brown, was found hiding in Millerton after a three-week search. He was arrested during an early-morning raid on Wednesday, May 18, and has since been charged with second-degree murder.Willis told a Dutchess County judge on Monday, Aug. 8, that she and Brown had worked together on the night Woody was killed.Willis now faces a maximum of 15 years in prison. She could be called to testify against Brown if his case goes to trial.The owner of the Congress Tavern Restaurant has previously said that on the night of his murder, Woody was in his car with two women. Willis was one of those women. The second woman has not been charged.

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