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Solveig Perry

Laurens Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Parents

Laurens Man Pleads

Guilty To Killing Parents

Kevin Perry, 23, was arrested and charged with the murder of his parents in December 2017. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

LAURENS – Kevin Perry, 23, arrested for shooting his parents Timothy and Solveig in their home in Laurens a week before Christmas, Friday pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder, according to reports.

Perry was arrested after crashing his father’s stolen truck in Schoharie. His sister Rebecca had discovered their parent’s bodies earlier that evening and notified Otsego County Sheriff’s Deputies that the truck had been stolen.

During his arraignment on Dec. 18, Rebecca told the judge that Perry had been intoxicated and agitated earlier that day. She left that evening to visit a friend, and upon returning, she found her father’s body in the kitchen.

Underwood Gets 20, Perry Offered 25

UNDERWOOD

GETS 20 YEARS

Perry Offered 25 In Parents’ Slaying

By LIBBY CUDMORE  • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Joshua Underwood plead guilty to first-degree manslaughter and will serve 20 years in prison.

ONEONTA – Joshua Underwood, 25, who plead guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the New Year’s Day death of his boyfriend, Mark Morrison, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Otsego County Court.

Officials say around 3:30 a.m. Jan. 1, 2017, Underwood called 911 and reported that he had killed his boyfriend, 52-year-old Mark Morrison of Oneonta. Police found Morrison dead in his Main Street apartment from what was later ruled to be blunt force trauma to the head. Police also alleged that Underwood tried to conceal the crime by stuffing the apartment doorway with newspapers and setting them on fire.

Though originally scheduled to be sentenced in mid-December, Underwood tried to withdraw his guilty plea for first-degree manslaughter, claiming he was coerced by the public defender’s assistant assigned to the case.

Solveig, Tim Perry Remembered At Combined Service

Calling Hours Wednesday, Rites Thursday

For Timothy And Solveig Perry, Laurens

Couple Remembered

At Combined Service

LAURENS – Calling hours for Timothy A. Sr. and Solveig E. Perry of Laurens, who died on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 12, at their New Road home, will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris.  A joint funeral is planned at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  The couple will be buried at a combined graveside service in the spring.

Solveig and Tim Perry Sr., Laurens
Timothy A. Perry Sr, Married Love Of Life In August
Solveig Perry, 52; She, Husband, Worked At Walmart

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Solveig E. Perry, 52; Wife, Husband, Worked At Walmart

Solveig E. Perry, 52; Wife,

Husband, Worked At Walmart

LAURENS – Solveig E. Perry, 52, of Laurens passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at her home.

She was born in Cooperstown, the daughter of Michael and Liv (General) O’Mara. Sue married the love of her life, Tim, on Aug. 12, 2017. Sue worked as a cashier at Walmart for many years.

Sue enjoyed gardening, long walks, collecting salt and pepper shakers and Coca Cola memorabilia and spending time with her grandchildren. Sue was very devoted and close to her family and above all things,family was her true enjoyment.

Sue is survived by her loving family: her mother Liv O’Mara; her daughters, Bobbi-Jo Nye (Eric Wilcox), Nicole Stilson (Tim), and Rebecca Perry (Lee Jackson); stepson Timothy A. Perry Jr. and son Kevin A. Perry; grandchildren Kayla Perry, Taylor Nye, Kali Wilcox, Dylan Perry, Kalee Stilson, Conner Stilson, Alyssa Jackson, Logan Jackson and many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris. A funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Johnston Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Fournier officiating.

Interment will take place in the spring, where together, with her husband Tim, she will be laid to eternal rest. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family at www.gofundme.com to “The Perry’s Support Fund.” .

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.johnstonfh.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home, Morris, NY.

Son Charged With Killing Parents

DOUBLE SLAYING IN LAURENS

SON CHARGED WITH

KILLING MOM, DAD

Kevin Perry, 23, was arrested and charged with the murder of his parents. He was arraigned this morning in the Town of Oneonta court. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By IAN AUSTIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

ONEONTA – A 23-year-old man in is custody, charged with the slaying of his parents at the home they shared in Laurens.

Christmas ornaments decorate the home where Kevin lived with his parents on New Road, Laurens, (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Kevin Perry, 23, allegedly shot his parents, Tim and Solveige Perry, last night at their home at 400 New Road in Laurens. Following a 911 call from a relative who allegedly found the two deceased in the home, the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department dispatched deputies to the scene.

A “Be On The Lookout” order was issued by the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department, and Schoharie County sheriff’s deputies spotted the son’s truck, a Red Chevy Colorado, headed eastbound on I-88, and, following a high-speed chase, Perry’s vehicle overturned at Exit 23 and he was apprehended.

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