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Guilty Plea in 2014 Homicide Cold Case

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

November 16, 2021



Guilty Plea in 2014 Homicide Cold Case



ALBANY, NY - District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that ALFONSO FULLER, 30, of Colonie, pleaded guilty to the 2014 shooting homicide of 23-year-old Jesse Overton, in addition to charges stemming from other shooting incidents in the City of Albany.

FULLER pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a Class B Felony, before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court this afternoon. FULLER faces (18) years in State Prison for his role in the homicide when sentenced on January 14, 2022.

On May 11, 2014, around 4:40 A.M., FULLER shot and killed Overton in the vicinity of Madison Avenue and South Pearl Street in the City of Albany. The case remained unsolved for many years until Detectives from the Albany Police Department were able to pinpoint FULLER as the shooter. FULLER confessed to the crime and was charged and arraigned in Albany City Court today before being transported to Albany County Court.

FULLER also pleaded guilty today to charges on an indictment that was pending against him for illegal weapons possession relating to two shooting cases. The guilty plea today satisfies charges where FULLER was connected to the shooting death of 34 year old Dwayne Fenner, who was shot and killed outside of an Albany residence on Third Street on at approximately 4:05 P.M. on June 18, 2020. Charges against the alleged co-defendant in that case are still open and pending in Albany County Court.

FULLER also illegally possessed a firearm during a shooting incident where a canine was shot and killed. On April 25, 2020, at approximately 5:51 P.M., while in the area of Elm Street and Grand Street in the City of Albany, FULLER fired a shot from the weapon which ultimately struck the animal and caused its death.

“While time continued to pass with questions growing louder for the Overton Family, the commitment by Albany Police Detectives never wavered resulting in the death of Jesse being solved over seven years later. The man responsible for his death, Mr. Fuller, will be held accountable. Mr. Overton may rest in peace after all of these years,” commented District Attorney David Soares. “We also mourn with the family of Dwayne Fenner, and will continue to pursue justice on their behalf.”

A sentence of (15) years in State Prison for the additional weapon possession charges will run concurrent to the top count of the charges FULLER pleaded guilty to today. 

Senior Assistant District Attorney Joseph Brucato is handling the prosecution of this case.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710 or [email protected].