State police on Tuesday arrested a sixth person in connection with an alleged murder in the town of Worcester earlier this month.
Tatiana Febo, 17, of Downsville, was charged with first-degree burglary, according to Otsego County District Attorney John Muehl.
Prosecutors allege that Febo, along with Dylan Robinson, 15, of Oneonta; Anais Soto, 15, of Oneonta; Alexander Borggreen, 16, of Oneonta; Alexis Lottermann, 16, of Walton; and Nicolas Meridy, 32, of Oneonta, were attempting to rob 53-year-old Kenneth Robinson when he was killed the night of Oct. 10. Robinson was found dead in his Worcester home by emergency personnel responding to reports of a fire at the residence.
Investigators said the alleged intruders were after $5,000 in cash and marijuana.
“The evidence suggests (Febo) was driving the vehicle,” which belonged to her family, Muehl said. Febo was arraigned Tuesday in Otsego County Court and released to the custody of her parents, according to Muehl. She is scheduled to reappear in Otsego County Court on Oct. 28 and will likely appear alongside Robinson, Soto, Borggreen and Lottermann on Nov. 1.
Robinson, Soto, Borggreen and Meridy were charged with second-degree murder and first-degree burglary. Lottermann and Febo, who are both believed to have remained in the car while the others entered the residence, were charged with first-degree burglary, but not murder, according to Muehl.
It is unclear why Febo was arrested several days after the other defendants in the case, Muehl said.
“My guess is she was cooperating initially and (state police) didn’t feel she was a flight risk,” he said.
Muehl said he is unsure if additional arrests will be made, but “would not be surprised, the way things are going.”
“There seems to be new twists all the time in this case,” Muehl said.
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