Getaway Driver in Binghamton Killing Dies Days After Triggerman
Thomas Marlowe - who drove the getaway car after Herman Dennis Neu killed a Binghamton store clerk - has died in prison.
State corrections officials Friday confirmed the death of the 71-year-old Marlowe at Elmira Correctional Facility. Marlowe was pronounced dead at 10:20 a.m. Thursday.
The death occurred 15 days after the 67-year-old Neu died at a state prison in Oneida County.
Neu and Marlowe had been convicted of murder in connection with the September 1982 killings of Christine Kamide in Binghamton and James Wilcox in Afton.
Kamide was fatally wounded during a robbery at a J&J Stop 'N' Shop store on Robinson Street on the city's East Side. She was shot five days after the 19-year-old Wilcox was killed during a heist at the Afton Country Store.
The cause of Marlowe's death was not released by corrections officials. He had been serving a term of 23-and-a-half years to life. Neu was serving a term of 52 years to life when he died last month.
Paul Kamide Jr. - who was three months old when his mother was killed - was surprised to learn Marlowe had died barely two weeks after Neu.
Kamide told WNBF News he gave "a big sigh of relief" after Marlowe's death was confirmed. He said he and his father "don't have to worry about any more parole hearings."
Marlowe had sought parole eight times. His next parole hearing could have been held in June 2022.
Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 772-8400 extension 233.
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