- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A former carnival worker has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a home invasion burglary that was blamed for the death of a comic book collector.

Acting U.S. Attorney James Kennedy says 47-year-old Albert Parsons of Rochester was one of three people who burglarized the Medina home of 78-year-old Homer Marciniak.

The victim was tied up and robbed of his comic book collection, along with cash and coins. He died of a heart attack a short time later.

Prosecutors say the robbery grew out of a shoplifting ring that stole millions of dollars in merchandise from retail stores and sold it on eBay.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide