Accused XFCU murderer faces new charges for possessing firearms

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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.

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