Saugerties man gets 22 to life for killing wife’s lover

Earl Edwards Jr., 27, was sentenced in Ulster County Court yesterday to life in prison with a minimum of 22 years on his conviction for the May 26, 2016 murder of Rameen Perry in Saugerties.

Edwards pled guilty to murdering Mr. Perry with a knife when he broke into his wife’s apartment and found Perry in bed with her. Edwards fled the jurisdiction following the murder and was located in Maryland and extradited. He was identified as the assailant by his wife who had barricaded herself behind a closet door and survived the incident.

The case was prosecuted by Chief Assistant District Attorney Michael Kavanagh and Senior Assistant District Attorney Clifford Owens.