Suspect in JC Easter Sunday Killing Waives Extradition
The man who police believe fatally shot a woman in Johnson City on Easter Sunday is expected to be back in Broome County soon.
Village police chief Brent Dodge said 29-year-old Corey Robinson has waived extradition, clearing the way for his return from Georgia to face a charge of second-degree murder.
Investigators have said Robinson is the suspect in the death of 46-year-old Erika Smith Cunningham of Binghamton. She died after being shot at 92 Crocker Avenue around 6:30 a.m. April 1.
Robinson was taken into custody Thursday night in Marietta, Georgia.
Dodge said the weapon believed to have been used in the shooting has been recovered. He said detectives learned the shotgun likely had been tossed into the Susquehanna River.
New York State Police divers started searching the murky frigid water Friday afternoon. They returned to the river on Saturday morning and found the gun in 20 feet of water near the Route 17 bridge between the towns of Union and Vestal.
Investigators also developed information that unexpended rounds from the gun were removed and tossed in the brush along the highway in the town of Union.
Nearly three-dozen new recruits from the Broome County Sheriff's Law Enforcement Academy were used to search for the ammunition. They searched through thick brush along a steep embankment for several hours and recovered three shotgun rounds believed connected to the case.
Dodge said police don't believe the Johnson City incident and a shooting in downtown Binghamton about five hours later are linked.
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