Prison sentence in home invasion death of comic collector

MEDINA, 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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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