SHERBURNE – A man accused of killing his friend with a shotgun over the weekend will have his case heard by a Chenango grand jury. At a hearing in the Village of Sherburne Court Thursday night, police officers relayed how the defendant had confessed to the crime.
Joshua T. Story, 23, of 33 Classic St., appeared in court charged with the shooting death of Kallin P. Richards, 24, of New Berlin, on Saturday.
Assistant District Attorney Stephen Dunshee called three members of the Sheriff’s Department to the stand – Lt. James E. Lloyd, Detective Sergeant Richard M. Cobb and the crime scene technician, Deputy Gerald Perry. They testified that the state had reasonable cause to believe Story killed Richards. Public Defender James Cameron called no witnesses. Village Justice Jim Peptis ruled in favor of the case being handed up to a grand jury.
“Reasonable cause. The testimony given clearly shows a felony was committed and I believe he was indeed the one to kill Mr. Richards,” said Peptis.
The first witness called at last night’s proceeding was Cobb. “There was a witness who gave us the defendant’s name and saw the incident,” said Cobb.