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Troopers: Schenectady man arrested in Richmondville murder; Had been sought since March

Jeffrey A. McGough - Credit: New York State Police
Jeffrey A. McGough - Credit: New York State Police

RICHMONDVILLE An 18-year-old from Schenectady who had been sought in the January murder of a Richmondville man has turned himself in to investigators, police said Monday.

Jeffrey A. McGough, 18, now faces one count each of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery, one of three people now charged in the death of Connor Delaney Jan. 29, state police said.

Troopers announced March 30 that McGough was sought in the case. Police said Monday he turned himself in to the Princetown barracks. He was then arraigned and ordered held without bail.

State police previously arrested two other people in the murder of the 21-year-old Delaney.

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Devon Hunter, 18, of Colonie, and an unnamed 17-year-old were each previously charged with second-degree murder in the case. The 17-year-old, who was not identified due to his age, was also charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Prosecutors have indicated that they were moving to try the 17-year-old as an adult. The status of that request could not be determined Monday.

The three teenagers are accused of killing Delaney late Jan. 29 at 359 Hite Road in Richmondville, police have said.

State police Major Richard O’Brien in March described the murder of Delaney as “vicious, heinous and violent.” The act included items taken that O’Brien described as of “relatively minor value.”

Police responded to the Hite Road address just after 11 p.m. that evening for an unknown disturbance. They arrived at the scene and found Delaney dead inside of gunshot wounds, state police said.

They also found Delaney’s dog had been killed, O’Brien said.

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