Couple indicted in rape, murder of 11-year-old child

NORWICH, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Two men in Chenango County have been indicted in connection with the rape and killing of an 11-year-old girl.

A grand jury indicted Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding on charges including first-degree murder and first-degree rape; and James Brower on charges including second-degree murder.

The two men were arrested after State Police determined that Jacelyn O’Connor of Morris had been murdered while visiting her half brothers at their home.

The Chenango County District Attorney described Rundstrom-Wooding and Brower as a couple.

In addition to rape and first-degree murder, Rundstrom-Wooding was charged with:

–          2 counts of second-degree murder

–          Tampering with evidence

–          Possessing a sexual performance by a child

–          Making a punishable false written statement

Brower’s additional charges include:

–          first-degree hindering prosecution

–          tampering with evidence

–          making a punishable false written statement

They will be arraigned on Monday. 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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