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County Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. listens to a reporter’s question this afternoon at a press conference on the shooting death of a Laurens couple last evening. With him are District Attorney John Muehl, and Capt. Christina Sisbower and Lt. Rodney Westbrook, both with the state polilce. (Parker Fish/

By PARKER FISH • Special to

Kevin Perry, accused in his parents’ death.

TOWN OF MIDDLEFIELD – The sister of Kevin A. Perry came home on the evening of Tuesday Dec. 12 to find both of her parents dead on the floor of their Laurens trailer home, county Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. reported at a press conference this afternoon at the county jail.

Both were killed by gunshots, and Kevin Perry, 23, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his parents, Timothy A. Perry, 59, and Solveige E. Perry, 52.

“The victim’s daughter located her parents, deceased, upon returning home,” said Devlin. “When she found the deceased, she ran next door to a family member’s house and called for help.”

It was also revealed the parents had been shot with a long gun, rather than a pistol.  Investigators found multiple firearms in the Perry home, and had not yet identified which one has been used in the slayings.

The ongoing investigation has yet to determine a motive for the killings, as Devlin did not have information on any signs of a physical altercation or substances in the suspect’s system at the time of his arrest. The sheriff did state that there had been previous law enforcement calls made to the victim’s address in the past, but none recently.

Otsego County District Attorney John Muehl, who was at the press conference, said he plans to present the case to a grand jury by mid-January. Until then, Kevin Perry is being held without bail at the Otsego County jail.






  1. Sad to here about this sad event.dial shocked I know this young man and thought he had got his life in order sad all the way around for everyone

  2. I have heard a rumor that the daughter had something to do with the shooting and the Kevin had no GSR on his hands!!!!!

  3. Tim Perry was a hard working man, who animatedly shared his opinions with friends and people around him. He will be missed by all who knew him. Unfortunately, the history of this situation and others preceding it is mostly about the ravages of alcohol.

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