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.”
The regional nature of the Fenimore Quilt Show, which opened this morning at the Cooperstown Art Association, was very much in evidence, as Elaine Schwan, top photo, right, and Kathy Meek of Norwich’s Chenango Piecemakers’ toured the offerings. One of Schwan’s two entries, QFL, is on the far well, which won a contest organized by Sew Nice, the Norwich quilting shop. The quilt in the foreground is one of Meek’s offerings, 92 Cobblestone Square, made up of 92 separate pieces assembled in the cobblestone pattern. Quilt show organizer Jean Lyon, at right in inset photo (chatting with Karen Prestidge, Walton), said the Piecemakers’ load up a car annually with entries.