Man held in grisly murder of his grandmother, 90, and their landlord, 87: reports

Naythen Aubain is accused of chopping his 90-year-old grandmother and her 87-year old landlord.
(Auburn Correction Facility)

A man accused of killing his 90-year-old grandmother told a judge Tuesday that he “chopped her up in the name of the Lord”, because they, “tried to touch me sexually, and I’d had enough.”

Naythen Aubain, 29, was arrested Sunday night in Utica, new york, after crashing his car into a telephone pole, the Post-Standard of Syracuse reported. Aubain than allegedly acquaintances from the first comments that he had “killed someone,” the report said.

After the arrest, the government went to Aubain’s house, where he lived with his grandmother, Katherine Aubain, and discovered the dismembered remains of her landlord, Jane Wentka, 87, which were partly in her room, and partially outside on the street.


“The police found the body parts of Wentka in her apartment and her torso and head were found along Albany Street,” Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said.

“I did not. I did her heels. I had not only her heels, I chopped my landlord also.”

— Quote attributed to murder suspect Naythen Aubain, police said

On Monday night, authorities found Katherine Aubain’s dismembered remains in a shallow grave in Clayville, approximately 10 miles south of Utica.

“At this point, both bodies were taken to the medical examiner,” McNamara said. “At this point, it is difficult to tell what we’re doing.”

Naythen Aubain was arrested and held without bail on two counts of first-degree murder. He appeared in Oneida County Central Arraignment Court on Tuesday night. Prior to his appearance, Aubain was reportedly in a medical coma from the Sunday night car accident, the Observer-Dispatch reported.

“I did not. I did her heels. I had not only her heels, I chopped my landlord to the top,” he reportedly told Judge Randal Smith.

Naythen Aubain’s lawyer said that his client would be shown in new york city court Wednesday to 9 pm and also undergo a mental examination, the Post-Standard reported.

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