Robert Fisher Murders Josefina Cunningham

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Robert Fisher

Robert Fisher is a killer from New York who was convicted of the murder of three year old Josefina Cunningham

According to court documents Robert Fisher was a friend of the family and would be asked by the little girl’s mother to look after her at her home in Rensselaer, New York.

By the time the woman returned Robert Fisher had sexually assaulted and brutally assaulted Josefina Cunningham. The three year old girl who had been doused with bleach would be rushed to the hospital where she would be pronounced dead

Robert Fisher would be arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child and murder. Fisher trial was suppose to start however he would plead guilty to second degree murder and first degree rape.

Unfortunately New York State does not have the death penalty. Robert Fisher will be sentenced next month

Robert Fisher Case

Rensselaer County resident Robert Fisher, age 34, of Rensselaer, pleaded guilty to murder and rape on Tuesday, July 9, in the death of Josefina Cunningham.

According to prosecutors, emergency crews were called to the girl’s Rensselaer home near Broadway and Tracy Street on July 7, 2023, after relatives found her not breathing.

Josefina’s mother found her lying lifeless on the floor, foaming at the mouth and drenched in bleach, the girl’s brother, Jay Quan Stewart, told

She was later pronounced dead at Albany Medical Center.

Fisher was a trusted friend of the family and was babysitting the girl at the time, Stewart told the blog.

He was indicted three weeks later following an extensive investigation involving multiple agencies.

Police determined that he had raped the girl sometime between 8 p.m. on July 6 and 7:20 a.m. on July 7, and caused her death during the act, WRGB reports.

In court Tuesday, Fisher pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree rape.

He is expected to be sentenced Tuesday, Aug. 6.

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of the child,” Rensselaer Police Chief Warren Famiglietti said. “This horrible incident has affected many people in many different ways.”

Robert Fisher News

A Rensselaer man has admitted to raping and killing a 3-year-old girl one year ago.

Robert Fisher, 34, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Rensselaer County Court to second-degree murder and rape.

Fisher caused the death of Josefina Cunningham at a home at 1552 Broadway on July 7, 2023. The girl was found unresponsive and her mother called 911. The girl was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Court documents obtained by NewsChannel 13 reveal that Fisher struck the girl and also describe the graphic sexual abuse. WNYT is choosing not to disclose all those details.

Fisher had been staying at the home. He was initially charged with obstructing the investigation after police said he tried to get back into the home.

Fisher initially was charged with aggravated sexual abuse, assault and endangering the welfare of a child. He was subsequently indicted on the murder and rape charges in late July 2023.

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