Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Western Avenue Murderer Found Guilty

District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that OSCAR VALCARCEL, 42, of Albany, was found guilty after a jury trial of (2) Counts of Murder in the First Degree, both Class A-I Felonies, and (3) Counts of Murder in the Second Degree, all Class A-I Felonies, this afternoon before Honorable Judge McDonough in Albany County Court.

Between the hours of 9:00 pm on December 3, 2013 and 3:00 pm on December 4, 2013, at a residence on Western Avenue in the City of Albany, VALCARCEL intentionally caused the death of a victim while in the course of committing a burglary and robbery.  The victim, Caleb Capen, 27, was a resident of the apartment building.

VALCARCEL faces a sentence of Life in State Prison without the Possibility of Parole when sentenced on October 30, 2014.

Major Offenses Unit Bureau Chief Eric Galarneau and Assistant District Attorney Jasper Mills of the Street Crimes Unit are handling the prosecution of this case.

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