Troop C New York State Police released more details in the Worcester, NY murder case.  According to AllOTSEGO, Kenneth Robinson, 53, and a resident on Head Road in the town of Worcester was shot multiple times with a “long gun” during a robbery at his home on October 10.

During a press conference held at the Oneonta Trooper Barracks, Scott Heggelke, Captain of the Bureau of Criminal Investigators stated, “The first responding troopers saw a man lying just inside his door. 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.”

An investigation led to the arrest of Nicolas Meridy, 32, of Oneonta, who was charged with second-degree murder and first-degree burglary. There were also three minors arrested in the case: two 15-year-olds and one 17-year-old, all of Oneonta. In the press conference yesterday, police revealed that a fifth juvenile (age not released) has also has been arrested and charged with first-degree burglary, although not with murder. Heggelke says that the minors all knew each other. Investigators believe that the motive was tied to the robbery.

The fire at Robinson's residence, which started in the back bedroom, is still under investigation and may result in additional charges.

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