The Ridgewood man who murdered his grandmother and stored her in a bedroom for four months has been sentenced to five to 15 years in jail.
Christopher Fuhrer of 65th Street in Ridgewood pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and concealment of a human corpse.
Fuhrer, 31, admitted to murdering his 85-year old grandmother, Erika Kraus-Breslin, who he was sharing the semi-detached home with, and then wrapping her body in garbage bags and hid her remains in an upstairs bedroom while attempting to conceal the smell with air fresheners and new paint. Fuhrer had been her sole care giver for five years.
“This is a very disturbing case,” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
He noted that the grandmother was murdered in May 2016, from asphyxiation with neck compression. Kraus-Breslin was not discovered until a relative became curious of her absence and asked her lawyer to call the police to check on her.