BROTHERS ARRESTED IN BOMBAY KILLING
Word today that two brothers have been taken into custody on Cornwall Island on the St Regis Mohawk Reservation in connection with their alleged roles in the robbery and killing of 31-year-old Daniel Symonds, who lived on the Porter Lynch Road in the town of Stockholm in St Lawrence County and died in the trauma unit at Fletcher-Allen Health Care in Burlington. Symonds was an employee of Dow Electric in Malone.
According to initial reports, 22 year old Chad and 24-year-old Anson Edwards, both residents of Cornwall…are now facing extradition from Canada to the Unites States where each is expected to face federal charges of conspiring to engage in a Hobbs Act Robbery which involved Canadian-grown pot which was discovered the day after Symond’s murder outside his family home…some secreted in an abandoned car. In all, state police BCI personnel discovered the hidden cache which included 140 pounds of high-grade Quebec-produced marijuana…between $50,000 and $60,000 in hard, cold cash…and a Russian-made hunting rifle.
On the night Simonds was shot to death…three masked men broke into his home in an effort to retrieve the illicit drugs and cash. During that home invasion, it’s being alleged that three masked men gave Simonds a severe beating in an effort to get him to reveal where he was hiding the pot and the money. When that didn’t work, he was shot in the lower back. He died several hours later in Burlington.
In addition to the Cornwall brothers who now await extradition to St Lawrence County, 4 others have been rounded up since the crime and charged on an abundance of felony counts. They include Brian Latulipe of Bombay…and three other residents of the St Regis Mohawk tribe including Alan Jacobs, and Bryan "Wildcat" Herne…both of Hogansburg…and a resident of the Canadian side of Mohawk territory…"Nolo" Swamp of the Snye. The remaining suspect is 28-year-old Derek Cook of Hogansburg who remains on the run with a federal arrest warrant hanging over his head.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs is handling the extradition proceedings for the Cornwall brothers, Chad and Anson Edwards. The assistant U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs is handling the extradition proceedings against the brothers. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Katko said, quote, "We’re going through the extradition process right now. It may take some time to get that paperwork back.
A superseding indictment handed up last November accuses the seven people of robbing Simnonds of his marijuana and money at home home on 13 May 2008.
(Thanks to Neil Drew at WICY Radio, Malone)