Sherburne shooting leads to murder charge

SHERBURNE – A 24-year-old New Berlin man was shot and killed early Saturday morning in the Village of Sherburne as he attempted to drive away from his assailant in his Ford Explorer.

Joshua T. Story, 23, of 33 Classic St., Sherburne has been charged with the second degree murder of Kallin P. Richards, 24, New Berlin. The crime allegedly took place just after 2:30 a.m. in the parking lot outside of Story’s residence at Sherburne Meadows Apartments.

The two men had a personal relationship and both were working together at Baillie Lumber in Smyrna, said District Attorney Joseph McBride. Chenango County Sheriff Thomas Loughren said the two men had spent the night drinking together at a local bar and were playing cards at Story’s apartment prior to the murder. An unidentified third person was also with the two men Saturday night and Loughren said they were the only “direct witnesses to the crime.” That witness called 911 shortly after the incident, but police had already been called by neighbors who heard the gunshot and the two men arguing.

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