posted on March 28, 2013 07:20
New York State has issued a scathing report into the death of an inmate at the Genesee County jail.
The report, from the State Department of Corrections, sharply criticizes the local jail for failing to recognize an inmates medical needs, failure to develop a treatment plan for an at risk inmate and a slipshod process for administering medications.
The report investigated the death of 42-year-old Nikko Gambino, a former drug addict from Wyoming County. Gambino was serving a weekend sentence back in July of 2011 when he was found unresponsive in his cell and later died at UMMC.
The report was revealed by the Democrat and Chronicle under the Freedom of Information Law.
At the time of Gambino’s death, Genesee County Sheriff Gary Maha said the inmate was being closely monitored because of his health history.
Sheriff Maha has not yet commented on the newly released report.
An Orleans County man has been killed in a two vehicle crash on Route 262 in Byron.
The fatal accident happed yesterday morning near Chapel Road.
Pronounced dead at the scene was 29-year-old Jerry Murray of Clarendon.
State Police Sergeant Mark Lepzyk said a vehicle driven by 57-year-old Terry Boyce of Alabama failed to yield the right of way pulling onto Route 262 heading east bound. Boyce failed to yield the right of way to Murray who was westbound.The Murray vehicle rolled over ejecting the driver, Lepzyk said.
The trooper said there was no indication of any alcohol, drugs or distracted driving, but the investigation is ongoing.
State Police have arrested a Perry man for being in possession of a Burmese python.
39-year-old Darrell Alan Boyd South Main Street, Perry, was charged with a violation of New York State’s Environmental Conservation Law.
The snake was removed from Boyd’s home and secured by the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Wildlife Bureau in Buffalo.
Voting on the budget deal rolls along in Albany. State senators gave the $135-billion spending plan the green light early Wednesday. The plan doles out rebate checks for middle class families and raises the minimum wage to nine-dollars an hour by 2016. The Assembly begins voting today on the budget that is due next Monday.
The Canandaigua woman accused of faking cancer to raise money from unsuspecting friends and neighbors is headed to prison. Melissa Jones was sentenced to a term of 20 months to five years yesterday after previously pleading guilty to charges including grand larceny. Jones will have to pay restitution to more than 200 victims. Prosecutors had said she faked having stage four breast cancer to defraud friends and others who donated to fundraisers held to help her battle an illness she didn't actually have.