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Chenango County Court

Norwich Man Pleads Guilty In Covering Up Girl’s Murder

11-YEAR-OLD DIED DURING RAPE

Norwich Man Gets 4 Years

In Covering Up Girl’s Murder

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Jacelyn O’Connor

NORWICH – When arrested after the slaying of Jacelyn O’Connor, 11, James Brower told police, “Just kill me.”

Instead, Brower, accused of helping his boyfriend Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding rape and kill the Morris girl, will serve a maximum of four and half years after pleading guilty Friday to a felony count of first-degree hindering prosecution in Chenango County Court.

According to reports, he could serve as little at 18 months.

Rundstrom-Wooding Gets 20-to-Life For Jacelyn’s Rape, Murder

20-To-Life Sentence

In 11-Year-Old’s Death

Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding accepts a 20-to-life sentence for the rape and murder of Jacelyn O’Connor, 11, last August. With him is attorney Scott Clippenger. (Photo Credit, Amy Hogan, WICZ)

NORWICH – Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding, 34, was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the 2017 rape and murder of 11-year-old Jacelyn O’Connor, Morris, at the trailer he shared with his boyfriend, James Brower, this afternoon in Chenango County court.

Accused Killers Plead ‘Not Guilty’ in Chenango County Court

Accused Killers Plead Not Guilty

In Chenango County Courtroom

Represented by Public Defender John Cameron, James Brower entered a “not guilty” plea in Chenango County Court this morning. (Pool Photo by Tyler Murphy/Evening Sun)
Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding also entered a not guilty plea.

NORWICH – James Brower and Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding, both accused of murdering 11-year old Jacelyn O’Connor, each entered “not guilty” pleas during their arraignments in Chenango County Court, according to WKTV.

The two, who are a couple, allegedly smothered Jacelyn to death in the act of raping her in their home during the early morning hours of July 30. They were indicted in Chenango County Court last week.

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