Also accused in the murder and burglary, first degree, were Alexander Borgreen, 16, and Anais Soto, 15.
All three are Oneonta High School students.
“The facts established that Robinson, Borgreen and Soto were in the residence at the time of the shooting,” District Attorney John Muehl told County Judge John Lambert. “They all had weapons. It doesn’t matter that some of them didn’t pull the trigger; they’re just as guilty.”
“The first responding troopers saw a man lying just inside his door,” said BCI Capt. Scott Heggelke, Troop C, in a 12:30 press conference at the State Police Oneonta Barracks. “The house was on fire, but the trooper pulled him outside, and it was obvious that he was the apparent victim of multiple gunshot wounds.”
ONEONTA – An Oneonta man and three teenagers were charged with murder after they allegedly shot a Worcester man to death in his home last night.
Nicolas Meridy, 32, one 17-year-old and two 15-year-olds, all of Oneonta, were arrested after the body of Kenneth W. Robinson, 53, was found with a fatal gunshot wound inside of his residence on Head Road in Worcester.
WORCESTER – State police are investigating the death of a yet-unidentified subject after a house fire in the Town of Worcester.
Worcester and East Worcester fire departments were called to the scene of a house fire just before 9:18 p.m. last night. When an adult was located deceased inside the residence, troopers were called to the scene to investigate.
ONEONTA – Sarina Hall, a SUNY Oneonta freshman, knew exactly what to do when the “shelter in place” order was sent out by the school.
She and her fellow students in 102 Schumacher Hall stacked 40 desks “up to the ceiling” against the door and shut off the lights. Ten to 15 minutes later, four policemen pushed through the door, yelling and sending the desks crashing to the floor.
“They didn’t identify themselves,” she said, her voice shaking. “I didn’t know if the shooter was coming in at that moment.”
For more than three hours this evening, top administrators, including SUNY President Barbara Jean Morris, Emergency Manager Dave Lincoln and University Police Chief Jennifer Fila, answered students’ questions, attempted to allay concerns and accepted responsibility for at-times confusing communication during what Hal Legg, chief communications & marketing officer, called a “dynamic, rapidly moving situation.”
HARTWICK – A week after 48-year-old Roxanne Shipman-Hull of Hartwick disappeared, her family says they will not stop searching for her, Kathy Shipman, the woman’s stepmother, told WKTV today.
Roxanne was last seen by her boyfriend around 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, and her family says on Tuesday at 3 p.m., her phone pinged in Plainfield State Land at Adams Pond. Shipman-Hull’s family and sheriff’s deputies searched the area of the pond and could not find her.
According to the sheriff’s office, she left a cryptic message saying “goodbye,” but didn’t indicate where she was going.
OTEGO – A Unadilla woman died early this morning after she allegedly crashed her car into the wall by the Betty Beaver gas station on Route 48 in Otego.
According to Trooper Aga Dembinska, public information officer, Troop C, troopers from Oneonta responded to a crash at 2:50 a.m. in Town of Otego and found the victim, a 27-year-old from Unadilla, deceased inside a 2015 Kia.
ONEONTA – The threat of gun violence on the SUNY Oneonta campus this afternoon was made over a student’s phone that had been hacked, according to University Police.
At 4:38 p.m., a mental health crisis hotline in New York City alerted SUNY Oneonta and shared a chat message, allegedly from a female student at the college, indicating that the student intended to shoot people on the SUNY campus. The school deemed the threat credible, and at 5:30 p.m., put a “shelter-in-place” directive out to the faculty, staff and students.
“This is the first time anything like this has ever happened here,” said campus Police Chief Jennifer Fila. “We had to go through a lot of steps before we deemed it a credible threat.”
Timothy B. Mower, 45, Illion, was allegedly traveling south on state highway 28 in the Village of Milford when he is believed to have fallen asleep. His truck, which was towing a trailer, hit two cars parked on the shoulder of the roadway, pushing the second car into a brick wall and the third car into a utility pole.
OTEGO – Two teens were arrested after they allegedly crashed a stolen car on I-88 here and fled the scene early this morning.
According to Trooper Aga Dembinska, public information officer, Troop C, an abandoned 2013 Chevy Malibu was spotted facing the wrong way in the westbound lane of I-88 between Exits 12 and 13 at 5:26 a.m. The car had been reported stolen in Albany.
MORRIS – A Morris man arrested and charged with pointing a gun at three teenagers outside the Dollar General here had a toy, not a weapon, according to Trooper Age Dembinska, public information officer, Troop C.
“It was a blue and green toy that launches foam darts,” she said.