Chenango County man convicted of murder in 1975 released on parole

NORWICH Stephen Dale Pierce, 58, of Plymouth, was released yesterday from prison on parole back into the Norwich area. Convicted in Chenango County Court of murder and first-degree manslaughter in relation to the death of a 16-year-old girl in 1975 there were no degrees of murder in the New York States laws at the time Pierce was sentenced to 25 years to life and has been incarcerated in a New York State Prison ever since.

It had been alleged that in June of 1974, the then 19-year-old Pierce offered a ride to Wendy Cooper, 16, who was on her way to her Plymouth Street home.

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