COOPERSTOWN, NY (WUTR/WFXV.WPNY) – An Otsego County jury has returned a guilty verdict against Dylan Robinson, 17 years old of Worcester, charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of his father Kenneth Robinson. Wednesday’s verdict came after a two day trial. Dylan Robinson was also convicted of third degree robbery and first degree burglary. He was found not guilty of arson.
In October, 2019, Dylan Robinson and a group of Otsego County teens and one adult went to the home of Dylan’s father in Worcester with the intent to rob Kenneth Robinson of money and marijuana. Trial testimony noted that the younger Robinson supplied the group with guns. Upon arrival at the Worcester home, Dylan Robinson and 34 year old Nicolas Meridy of Oneonta went into the house to take the to take the money and marijuana.
Kenneth Robinson was shot twice, once in the head and once in the chest. He died of his gunshot wounds. Dylan Robinson and Nicolas Meridy attempted to cover up the murder and attempted robbery by setting the residence on fire. Dylan’s younger brothers, aged 12 and 5 at the time of the incident, were both in the house when the murder took place and a witness testified at trial that Dylan and Meridy had discussed leaving the boys in the house once the fire was set.
Meridy pleaded guilty in August 2020 to second degree murder for his part in the incident. Meridy told police that he had accidentally fired a shot while inside the Robinson home and that it was Dylan Robinson who shot and killed his father. Meridy was sentenced to 22 years to life in prison. The other teens who were involved have either taken pleas or are awaiting disposition of their cases in juvenile court.
Dylan Robinson is facing 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on August 23rd.