A Town of Worcester woman, Kimberly N. Steeley, 27, Decatur, was arrested Wednesday, May 8, accused in the death of her twin infant children, Liam and Bonde Steeley, it was announced this morning.
County Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr., District Attorney John M. Muehl and state police announced the two-count Grand Jury Sealed Indictment. She was charged with two counts of manslaughter, second degree, a class C felony, for recklessly causing the death of another.
Kimberly Steeley was arraigned on Wednesday and remanded to the Otsego County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 3.
WESTFORD – Henry M. “Hank” Burton, 80, who for 40 years operated the excavating company that bears his name, passed away suddenly on April 3, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
He was born Oct. 3, 1938, in Westford, the son of Charles and Minnie (Peeters) Burton. Hank graduated from Andrew S. Draper Central School in Schenevus, Class of 1957. He worked the Burton Family Dairy Farm for many years, and was also the owner/operator of Walts Restaurant in Worcester.
WORCESTER – David John Parker, 71, a retired career chemist, active in town government here, who patents included one on the inside coating of a Coors Beer can, passed away peacefully at home on March 24, 2019.
He was born May 25, 1947, in Schenectady, the son of Edward Joseph and Dorothy May (Gutta) Parker. Dave attended Mohonasen High School graduating in 1965, and then went on to Clarkson University, where he played lacrosse, receiving a BS in chemistry in 1969.
WORCESTER – Barbara D. Kersten, 70, of Worcester, who trained champion golden retrievers here for three decades, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.
She was born on Dec. 15, 1948, in Manhattan, the daughter of John S. and Mary (Henchel) Bliven.
Barbara owned and operated Lothlorien Goldens for more than 30 years. She was dedicated to breeding, showing and training Golden Retrievers, having shown numerous champions and obedience titles dogs in both the U.S. and Canada.
WORCESTER – A hostage situation on Main Street yesterday afternoon ended with two people safe and a shotgun-toting 20-year-old man in custody, state police are reporting this morning.
At about 2:15 p.m., troopers were dispatched by 911. when they arrived, the hostages exited the front of the residence but the suspect, Edgar R. Gonzalez-Francis, remained inside, reportedly armed with a shotgun, Troop C’s Public Information Office reports.