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Oswego man convicted of murder in Cayuga County

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An Oswego County man has been convicted of murder, announced the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office. Alva G. Parsons, 64, of Sandy Creek, was found guilty of second-degree murder, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, first-degree coercion, and tampering with physical evidence.


The jury reached its verdict after a six-day trial, during which they heard eyewitness testimony and reviewed evidence showing Parsons shot and killed Charles “Chuckie” Rothenburg at his home in June 2022. Parsons and others then moved Rothenburg’s body into a bedroom and covered it with clothes to hide it.

The Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office acted as special prosecutor, with Mark Moody handling the case. Parsons faces up to 25 years to life in prison and will be sentenced on August 2 by Oswego County Court Judge Armen J. Nazarian.