Guilty Plea In Robbery


Sentencing is Oct. 22 for the man who robbed the bank in Oriskany Falls.

Last week Walter Parker, 71, of West Carthage, pled guilty in Oneida County Court to robbing the Berkshire Bank in May. The amount of cash taken was not disclosed.

Clothing he left near the scene allowed police to do DNA testing, leading to his arrest. He was in the state criminal system because of convictions several years ago for other bank robberies.

He will be back in county court Oct. 22 for sentencing. Previously he served 10 years for the earlier robberies.

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper.