Man admits lying to police in probe of girl’s rape, murder

Town of Norwich resident James Brower pleaded guilty Friday to the first-degree felony charge of hindering prosecution in the July 30, 2017, death of 11-year-old Morris resident Jacelyn O’Connor, according to Chenango County court officials. “I appreciate the patience of the court and the professionalism of the district attorney’s office,” Clifton Carden, Brower’s defense attorney, told The Daily Star on Monday. “We support Mr. Brower’s decision, even though the timing went against our recommendations.” The case wasn’t scheduled to go to trial until June, according to court officials. Read Full Article