Athens man accused of strangling woman to death during burglary

William D. Blair

CHAUNCEY, OH (WCMH) – An Athens man is facing multiple charges after a woman was killed during a burglary last week.

According to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office, the body of 71-year-old Mary C. Robinson was found inside a home on Mill Street in Chauncey on Friday.

“A preliminary autopsy report concluded that the cause of death was strangulation,” said Sheriff Rodney Smith.

Deputies arrested 54-year-old William D. Blair of Athens and charged him with possession of controlled substances, drug trafficking, burglary and aggravated murder. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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