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Kenneth Robinson





Meridy Pleads To Murder 2nd;

Faces 22 Years To Life In Prison

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to

Nicholas Meridy, right, with defense lawyer Andy Puritz, prepares to plead guilty to murder, second degree, in Otsego County Court this morning. (Libby Cudmore/

COOPERSTOWN – Nicholas Meridy, one of the four charged in the murder of Kenneth Robinson last October along with Robinson’s son Dylan, this morning pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

“I was there to pick up drugs and money,” Meridy told county Judge John Lambert as part of the plea deal.

On Oct. 10, Meridy entered Robinson’s home on Head Road, Town of Worcester. Alleged to have accompanied him that night were, Dylan Robinson and Alex Borgreen, both 16, and Anais Soto, 17. All three have been charged as adults and are awaiting trial.

Soto Given Bail, Ankle Bracelet

Four Arraigned On Worcester Man’s Murder

At Arraignment, 17-Year-Old

Granted Bail, Ankle Bracelet

Attorney Dennis Laughlin speaks with his client Anais Soto, 15, during her arraignment in October. (Libby Cudmore/

COOPERSTOWN – Anias Soto, 17, one of the four people indicted in the October murder of Kenneth Robinson, was granted a reduction in her bail, under the conditions that she wear an ankle monitor, during an arraignment this afternoon, according to District Attorney John Muehl.

Soto was believed to be outside the home when the murder occurred. Her bail was reduced to $2,500.


Teens Will Be Tried As Adults In Dad’s Death



Dylan Robinson, 15, is led into Otsego County Court, Cooperstown for a hearing in October. (Libby Cudmore/

COOPERSTOWN – The Otsego County grand jury has indicted Dylan Robinson, 15, Alexander Borgreen, 16, Anais Soto, 15 and Nicolas Meridy, 32, for the murder of Dylan’s father Kenneth Robinson, 53, inside his Worcester home in October, District Attorney John Muehl announced this morning.

The three teens and Meridy were indicted on Murder, second degree, Burglary, first degree and Attempted Robbery, first degree.

Muehl has said they broke into the house with the intent of stealing marijuana and money and, in the course of that robbery, Dylan shot his father in the chest and the head.

Memorial Service Nov. 2 For Kenneth Robinson, 53

Memorial Service Nov. 2

For Kenneth Robinson, 53

Kenneth Robinson

WORCESTER – Kenneth W. Robinson’s memorial service will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the VFW  in Schenevus. Those that attend are welcome to bring a dish to pass if wanted.

A carpenter, Robinson, 53, was born on June 27, 1966, and passed away Oct. 10, 2019.

He is survived by his mother Sharon and father Paul; children Desiree, Cory and Aiden; brothers Frank, John, Jeff and Dustin; sister Kathy, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

To send online condolences visit  Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.

Fifth Teen Arrested in Worcester Homicide
Driver Arraigned, Charged With Burglary

5th Teen Arrested

In Worcester Slaying

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to

COOPERSTOWN – The alleged driver of the getaway car to and from the site of the murder of Kenneth Robinson, 53, Worcester, has been arrested, according to District Attorney John Muehl.

Tatiana Febo, 17, Downsville, was arrested and charged with burglary, first degree. “We believe she drove them in her car to Robinson’s house,” said Muehl.


Troopers: Robbery Planned in Oneonta



Nicolas Meridy, 32, is led out of a felony hearing in the Town of Worcester court, where he was accused of helping orchestra the robbery that led to the murder of Kenneth Robinson at his home in Worcester. (Ian Austin/

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to

Stephanie Robinson, Kenneth’s niece, recalled how her uncle would do anything for his kids. “He was an amazing father,” she said.

WORCESTER – Dylan Robinson, 15, the son of Kenneth Robinson, woke up his father and shot him during a struggle for the gun, Senior Investigator Ronald Lussi told Worcester Town Justice William Fisher during a felony hearing for Nicolas Meridy, 32, the Oneonta man accused of helping orchestrate the robbery that lead to Robinson’s death.

“During my interview with Mr. Meridy, he did state that there was a planning session at his house at 37 Fairview Ave, Apt. 2 ½, where they planned to rob Mr. Robinson of money and marijuana,” said Lussi. “They then acquired weapons and drove to the residence.”

When they arrived, Lussi said, Dylan opened the door and let Meridy and the others – including Alex Borgreen, 16 – into the home. Anais Soto, 17, is believed to have been waiting outside.

3 OHS Students Appear In Court In Murder Case

3 OHS Students

Appear In Court

In Murder Case

Walton Girl, At Scene,

Faces Burglary Charges

Dylan Robinson, 15, right, was in Otsego County Court this afternoon on charges that he murdered his father, Kenneth Robinson, 53, during a burglary at his home in Worcester. At left is Alexander Borgreen, 16, also accused in the crime. (Libby Cudmore/

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to

Attorney Dennis Laughlin speaks with his client Anais Soto, 15.

COOPERSTOWN – Dylan Robinson, 15, appeared in Otsego County Court this afternoon, accused of the second-degree murder of his father, Kenneth Robinson, 53, during a burglary in Worcester last week.

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.”

Worcester Man Had Multiple Gunshot Wounds

‘Multiple Gunshot

Wounds’ Felled

Worcester Victim

Fifth Suspect – Fourth Juvenile – Held

For Burglary In Murder Investigation

Scott Heggelke, Captain of the Bureau of Criminal Investigators, Troop C, said that Kenneth Robinson was shot multiple times with long guns at his home in Worcester on Thursday. Five people, four of them juveniles, were arrested and charged, four with murder in the second degree and burglary in the first degree and one with burglary, first degree. (Ian Austin/


ONEONTA – State police confirmed today that Kenneth Robinson, 53, was shot multiple times with a “long gun” in the course of a robbery at his home on Head Road on Thursday, Oct. 10.

“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.”

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