Lyme Man charged with Murder and Criminal Possession of a Weapon



State Police in Watertown is investigating a homicide that occurred at 6782 Failing Shores Lane in the town of Lyme, Jefferson County.

On April 28, 2022, at 11:24 a.m., Troopers responded to the residence to check the welfare call. When they arrived, they discovered a female on a back porch with multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim was identified as 67-year-old Wanda T. Paoli, who resided at the residence with her 89-year-old mother and brother.

The brother, 51-year-old Anthony R. Dibella, was subsequently arrested for Murder 2nddegree, a class “A” felony, and (2) counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree, a class “A” misdemeanor. He was arraigned in County CAP court and remanded to the Jefferson County Public Safety Building without bail.

The investigation is continuing.

State Police were assisted at the scene by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Chaumont Fire Department, Three Mile Bay Fire Department, and Cape Vincent Ambulance.

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