Killer's Father Accused Of Bribing Witness In Son's Case

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The father of the man who shot and killed Jason Wing has been charged with bribing a witness to prevent his testimony in the murder investigation.

Steven Trimm (pictured), 64, was picked up Tuesday morning without incident on a warrant issued from St. Lawrence County Court.

His son, Dustin Trimm, remains jailed without bail awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to manslaughter charges in a deal with prosecutors.

Dustin Trimm admitted shooting Wing three times in the head and chest and then burying the body off Grantville Road in the town of Norfolk.

The elder Trimm was named in a sealed indictment charging him with felony bribing a witness, fifth-degree conspiracy and fourth-degree criminal solicitation.

"Today's arrest was the result of a months long investigation by the New York State Police," said District Attorney Nicole Duve.

Steven Trimm is accused of offering Robert McConnell, who helped the younger Trimm bury Wing's body, $1,500 in exchange for not testifying.

McConnell played a key role in the Trimm investigation by wearing an undercover police wire that captured admissions.

According to court documents, the Steven Trimm allegedly told the witness to create reasonable doubt in the prosecution's case.

Steven Trimm also allegedly arranged a meeting between the witness and a private investigator working for Dustin Trimm.

Steven Trimm was arraigned in county court Tuesday and ordered held in the county jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

Bail was posted a short time later by Steven Trimm's sister.

He is scheduled to be back in court May 28.

See our earlier report

Monday, April 21, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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