So, here we go again.
Thursday, Nov. 14, 1:53 p.m. – “Unattended death.”
Thursday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m. – “Suspicious death.”
Friday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m – “Apparent homicide.”
Friday, Nov. 15, 5 p.m. – “Homicide investigation”
William Lee, 61, of Rt. 23 – shot in the head and killed.
The body was discovered a few days after the slaying and police have not yet made an arrest. This marks the fifth homicide in just over two years for Chenango County.
In addition to these ,court has been buzzing with the appeal of wife murderer Peter M. Wlasiuk and the appeal of Tammi Van Deusen. Van Deusen had a hand in the Edward Pastore Jr. murder in 2000 and pleaded guilty to first degree robbery.
Another case also involved a drug dealer shooting in self-defense an armed robber who was attempting to steal his drug money. The dealer then took the body of the robber and buried it in a garbage dumping area.
A disturbing case in Sherburne involved two men breaking into a woman’s home in the middle of the night to rape and rob her; one of the men was armed with a pink-colored AK-47 assault rifle that was fully automatic. (Apparently, it belonged to his girlfriend).