Richard Wilbern, the man accused of killing a man during the 2003 armed robbery at a Xerox Federal Credit Union in Webster, could be facing new charges according to court documents obtained on Monday.
As a convicted felon from a previous crime, Wilbern is not allowed to posses a firearm. But police say when searching his girlfriend’s residence on September 27, they uncovered several rifles, as well as a black ski mask tucked inside a notebook.
The previous felony charge was for attempted robbery, stemming from a 1980 bank robbery of the First National Bank of Rochester in Irondequoit.
Because this is a federal case, the maximum penalty is life in prison, or the death penalty. The decision to pursue the death penalty is up to the U.S. Attorney General.