Grand jury indicts three people in slaying of Sharon man

A grand jury handed up indictments against three people Wednesday for their alleged role in the deat

A grand jury handed up indictments against three people Wednesday for their alleged role in the death of a Sharon man in November.

Gerry King, his girlfriend, Joleen Henderson, and her mother, Alice Williams, were indicted by a grand jury in Schoharie County Court.

Police found the body of George King, 63, a trucker who lived alone at 524 Staleyville Road, in his home Nov. 16, 2009. While the exact cause of King’s death is still unknown, an autopsy revealed that he died of blunt force trauma. Police immediately began an investigation that lead them to King’s son, Gerry King, 37, of 1324 Carlisle Road in Root.

King and Henderson were located the next day in Connecticut, where Henderson was believed to have family. The pair were with Henderson’s 13-year-old child and Williams.

Williams, 72, of Beechwood Road in Sharon, is charged with first-degree hindering of prosecution for allegedly providing King with the vehicle they used to flee the state, a blue 1995 Plymouth Voyager.

Henderson, 36, who lives in Gerry King’s home on Carlisle Road, faces three felonies: first-degree hindering prosecution, tampering with physical evidence and fourth-degree conspiracy.

She also faces a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

The grand jury charged King with second-degree murder for allegedly killing his father with prior intent.

An arrest warrant used to bring Gerry King back from Connecticut included a statement by an unidentified 15-year-old boy who claimed that King asked him to hide his bloody shoes and then bragged about killing his father, saying, “He’s dead. I killed him. I killed that piece of [excrement].”

Prosecutors were not available to provide additional information about the case Thursday.

Categories: Schenectady County

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