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Verdict reached in 2003 Xerox credit union robbery, murder

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Richard Wilbern was found guilty of all charges Friday. He was on trial for more than one month for the robbery and murder at Xerox Federal Credit Union in Webster. (WHAM photo - file, Dec. 2017)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - A federal jury has convicted the man accused of shooting two men - killing one - during a robbery at a bank in Webster in 2003.

Richard Wilbern was found guilty of all charges Friday. He was on trial for more than one month for the robbery and murder at Xerox Federal Credit Union in Webster. Wilbern was arrested in 2016, 13 years after the incident at the Xerox Federal Credit Union in Webster. He is accused of entering the credit union dressed in a wig, sunglasses and a jacket that had the letters “FBI” written on it.

He is accused of fatally shooting Raymond Batzel - who police say tried to intervene - and a second individual while fleeing the scene.

The jury deliberated for less than a day before reaching their verdict.

Wilbern showed no emotion in the defendant's chair when the verdict was announced.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for February 11, 2020.

Attorneys for the prosecution and defense have not spoken about the case for the duration of the trial. There will be a news conference at 12:30 p.m. Friday where they will speak.

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