By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special To www.AllOTSEGO.com
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.
At 9:18 p.m. Thurday night, Otsego County 911 received a call of a house fire at on Head Road. East Worcester and Worcester fire departments responded, found Robinson’s body inside the structure.
According to Trooper Aga Dembinska, Troop C public relations officer, it is believed that Robinson is related to one of the suspects.
All four are currently in State Police custody and will be arraigned later Friday evening.
The cause of the fire is still undetermined, pending an investigation with the State Fire investigators. The investigation into Robinson’s death is ongoing.
The State Police were assisted by the Oneonta Police Department, the county Sheriff’s Department, state Park Police, the state Office of Fire Prevention & Control, and the two fire departments.