Jon Budelmann is the fourth district attorney to oversee the Julie Monson murder case. When he took office in 2008, Budelmann promised a top-to-bottom review of the case, and says he and his staff have reviewed all evidence, testimony and statements.
That review led Budelmann to send hair found on Monson’s body and blood found in the trunk of Bianco’s car to the FBI crime lab for DNA testing. Those results are still pending. Budelmann has also reached out to “touch DNA” experts, in search of evidence that would close the murder case once and for all.
Budelmann began his career at the Cayuga County District Attorney’s office in 1995 and was soon promoted to chief assistant under James Vargason. He was reelected in a landslide victory at the completion of his first term in office.