MORRIS – Mandy O’Connor Martinez, 38, birth mother of homicide victim Jacelyn O’Connor, 11, was arrested locally today on an active bench warrant for failing to appear in court on a petit larceny charge in December 2014, according to a press release from the Chenango County Sheriff’s Department.
NORWICH – Other people were present in the house while Jacelyn D. O’Connor, 11, was allegedly raped and smothered, according to Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride.
The names and ages of those present were not given during a hearing for Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding, 34, Norwich, where the DA charged him with murder in the first degree in O’Connor’s death and remanded without bail.The felony complaint lists him as “acting in concert with another in the course and commission of rape in the first degree.”
NORWICH – State Police are investigating the murder of an 11-year-old Morris girl at a home in Norwich.
Jacelyn D. O’Connor, Morris, was found dead after state police responded to a report that a girl had suffered a heart attack at a home at 961 County Route 33, Town of Norwich. Further investigation determined O’Connor was the victim of a homicide, according to the Troop C press release.
MORRIS – The Morris sophomore who allegedly made threats yesterday afternoon to shoot students at the school has been taken to a crisis center, according to Trooper Nathan Riegal, public information officer for the state police.
The 16-year-old student was transported to a crisis center under the Mental Health Law 9.41, which states that “… Any police officer…may take into custody any person who appears to be mentally ill and is conducting himself or herself in a manner which is likely to result in serious harm to the person or others. ”
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
MORRIS – A 10th grade student at Morris Central School is being investigated for allegedly threatening to bring a gun to school and injure classmates.
According to Superintendent Matt Sheldon, the student, who has not been named, made the threats yesterday, and Sheldon investigated the incident when it was reported to him. That evening, parents were notified by email and the all-call automated calling system that it was safe to send their children to school this morning.
“Our number one priority is the safety of our students and staff,” said Sheldon.
MORRIS – Marjorie Rearick, 55, a Marine and mother of four, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, with her family by her side.
Marjorie was born the daughter of William and Joan Fisher on Sept. 19, 1961, in Oneonta. She served honorably in the Marine Corps from March 1979 to March 1982.
Lately, she was employed by Chobani in New Berlin.
She enjoyed hunting for gems in the Adirondacks, searching for old bottles, and treasure hunting with metal detectors, as well as doing various arts and craft projects ranging from sewing to painting. Despite her various hobbies, what she enjoyed the most was being a mother.
MORRIS – Marion Ruth Augusta Jacobsen Dodge, 94, nurse/teacher at Morris Central School for 25 years who enjoyed a full role in community life, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in the company of her family and her devoted caregivers at Hampshire House in Oneonta.
Marion was born June 4, 1922, in New York City, the eldest child of Bernhardt Jacobsen and Ruth Gregory Jacobsen. She grew up in Morris with her four brothers and two sisters and graduated from Morris Central School in 1939. Marion attended the Crouse-Irving School of Nursing in Syracuse, graduating as a registered nurse in 1944.
MORRIS – A 20 year old man was arrested after attacking an older man with a pair of pruning shears at his home.
Gerard D. Bourgeois, Morris, was arrested after Sheriffs deputies were dispatched to Bassett Hospital for a 62 year old man with suspicious injuries. Their investigation lead them to Bourgeois, where they learned that he had allegedly assaulted the victim with a pair of pruning shears, causing several lacerations to the head.