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Murder, rape charged in Rotterdam deaths

Brice Rivenburgh leaves Rotterdam Town Court  on Monday, April 15, 2013, after an appearance in connection with a double homicide.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Brice Rivenburgh leaves Rotterdam Town Court on Monday, April 15, 2013, after an appearance in connection with a double homicide.
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Sometime late April 9 or early April 10, authorities say, Brice Rivenburgh entered the McCormack home at 1142 Inner Drive in Rotterdam. Inside, he committed unspeakable acts, raping his onetime girlfriend, 22-year-old Jessica McCormack, then killing her and her mother, 52-year-old Tammy McCormack, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Rivenburgh then, according to the indictment, set about trying to cover his tracks, attempting to burn the shirt he wore, as well as an identifying document, ...


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jlgnews
April 23, 2013
12:15 p.m.

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Why don't we have the death penalty in this state? This crime begs the question & if convicted, this guy deserves it.

kperras
April 23, 2013
12:30 p.m.

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Now now....let's not upset people with that option. We mustn't be too hasty now, let's not judge. He probably had a terrible childhood and you just don't understand. Gimme a break. Suffice it to say, I agree.

rsmall803
April 23, 2013
1:09 p.m.

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another good reason why n.y. needs a death penalty.

jncseacord
April 23, 2013
9:23 p.m.

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The best punishment that could be meted out to any individual, once given a fair trial and found guilty, is a lifetime behind bars, freedom gone, no chance for parole, and ample time to reflect upon what he has done. Vengeance is God's, and we teach no one about the value of life by taking another life. Do we not care about his soul? I do not wish to see New York return to the barbaric death penalty.

cidbil
April 24, 2013
9:43 a.m.

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A friend who lives on the same street as Rivenburgh, relayed to me that when Rivenburgh's mother returned to the home on Oaklawn last evening, a crowd of neighbors gathered there. Some in support, and others very upset. Perhaps the Gazette might want to follow up.

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