Saratoga County District Attorney Karen A. Heggen announced today that Michael C. Norton, (d.o.b. 11/4/58), of 7 Third Avenue, Hadley, New York, was indicted by a Saratoga County Grand Jury on charges of Murder in the Second Degree, in violation of New York State Penal Law Section 125.25(1), a “Class A-I” felony; Aggravated Criminal Contempt, in violation of New York State Penal Law Section 215.52(1), a “Class D” felony; and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, in violation of New York State Penal Law Section 265.01(2), a “Class A” misdemeanor. The indictment stems from an incident that occurred at defendant Norton’s home on or about May 2-3, 2017. Michael Norton was arrested on May 9, 2017 by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office and arraigned in Hadley Town Court on the charge of Murder in the Second Degree. The Indictment was handed up this morning in Saratoga County Court. The defendant’s arraignment on the Indictment is scheduled for May 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm.
Due to the fact that an Indictment was handed up this morning, the preliminary hearing scheduled in this case in Hadley Town Court for 10:00 a.m. is cancelled.