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Written by WBTA STAFF on March 28, 2018
Woman accused of Brockport murder is now mentally fit to stand trial.
A Monroe County Justice has deemed accused murderess 32 year old Holly Colino formerly of Rochester mentally competent to stand trial.
Colino has been held in a state mental health facility charged with Murder for shooting Megan Dix of Lyndonville in cold blood last summer.
She was deemed mentally unfit Last October and sent to the facility for treatment and according to Colino’s attorney he says she’s much better now.
Colino was apprehended after allegedly pulling a gun on a restaurant employee in a parking lot in Rochester and managed to briefly escape police custody soon after her arrest.
Her bizarre string of seemingly insane videos posted on social media were used as a source for speculation over her mental state.
Colino’s Attorney says he’s going to argue that she was mentally ill when she pulled the trigger if the case goes to trial.
Pavilion man’s Sex Abuse conviction overturned on appeal.
Beniluis Ruiz of Pavilion was convicted on counts of first-degree sexual abuse and criminal sexual act in 2015 in Genesee County Court.
Ruiz who maintained he was innocent through his sentencing was on trial for allegedly sexually abusing children.
Now the State Supreme Court, Appellate Division has thrown out his conviction because of what the court deemed the improper use of testimony by an expert witness.
They ordered that Ruiz receive a new trial on the charges and by order of the court Ruiz was released from prison last week.
He’s scheduled to appear on March 30th in Genesee County Court for further proceedings in his case.
Elba man busted for pawning stolen goods in Batavia.
30 year old Mathew Williams of Hundredmark Road in Elba has been arrested and charged with possession of stolen property and falsifying business records for allegedly selling someone else’s property at Pawn King in Batavia.
Williams was given a court appearance ticket and released.
The Diocese of Syracuse isn’t following Buffalo Catholic leaders who identified priests accused of sexual abuse.
Last week the Diocese of Buffalo dropped a bombshell list of 42 local priests who had credible accusations of sexual abuse lodged against them.
The Buffalo News” reports the Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, says it’ll release its own list soon.
New-York-Upstate-dot-com reports the Syracuse diocese isn’t changing its position and will continue withholding the names of priests accused of sexual abuse unless victims identify them first.
Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is thanking fans for their prayers ahead of his cancer surgery.
The former Bills all-star who led the franchise to four Super Bowls in a row announced earlier this month that his oral cancer had returned.
Kelly posted a thank-you video yesterday on his wife’s Instagram account.
He said he was traveling to New York City today for his surgery.