Accused murderer in Perry steps down form Town Board seat
Written by WBTA STAFF on April 25, 2018
60 year old Joseph Mlyniec has been held in the Wyoming County Jail since he allegedly shot and killed Robert Irvine the third in March.
The retired sheriff’s sergeant was serving as a Perry Town Board Council member at the time of the murder and council members had said their hands were tied in removing Mlyniec from the Board without an election.
Apparently the board won’t be burdened with removing Mlyniec as he submitted his resignation letter last week.
The move comes after information on Mlyniec’s possible motive to kill Irvine surfaced in court documents.
According to the prosecution Mlyniec killed Irvine to cover up rape allegations that would expose his alleged double life where he groomed troubled young men into performing sexual favors for him.
Mlyniec’s attorney is planning on using a psychiatric defense in the hopes of avoiding a possible life sentence at trial.