Cody Testerman

Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

The man who admitted to stabbing his half-brother 22 times on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation was sentenced to 25 years behind bars on Thursday.

Man accused of murdering his half-brother

Jul 17, 2012

A resident of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation is accused of murdering his half-brother. 

Erie County Sheriff's detectives arrested 22-year-old Cody Testerman of Brant Reservation Road on Tuesday morning.  He is being charged with second-degree murder in North Collins court this afternoon in the death of 20-year-old Jessie Seneca. 

Seneca's body was discovered by a nearby resident Saturday afternoon on a dirt road off Route 438.  He was last seen alive last Wednesday morning, July 11.