71-year-old Honesdale man arrested for murder
DA Edwards said “This was a despicable crime committed against a helpless wife by a man who behaved as a survivalist keeping over 100 different weapons in his home in Pennsylvania. The evidence collected in the search warrant of the Jufer home,
specifically the weapon that killed June Jufer being owned by Robert Jufer, and a piece of rope found in the kitchen which Robert Jufer claimed he was strangled by matching a
spool of rope found in the Jufer basement, demonstrates a staged crime scene for a murder committed by Robert Jufer.
I have reviewed this case for the twelve (12) months I have been in office and believe the homicide charge filed against Robert Jufer to be appropriate. I would like to thank the Pennsylvania State Police for their diligence and law enforcement in Westchester County, New York for their assistance in today’s arrest without incident.”
The filing of criminal charges in not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the
Commonwealth against a defendant. A charged Defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the Commonwealth has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant enters a guilty plea to the charges.