Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Allegany County: Judge reserves decision on dismissal of murder indictment

BELMONT -  A judge has reserved decision after hearing arguments Monday morning to dismiss a murder indictment against Dylan L. Coomer, 26, of Wellsville. Arguments from the defense and prosecution were presented to Judge Thomas Brown. He said he expects to issue a ruling in a week. Christopher G. Johnson represents Coomer. He filed a motion seeking to have the indictment tossed on the grounds that Coomer was not notified of the right to testify before the grand jury pursuant to the Criminal Procedure Law. Coomer and seven others face a bevy of charges related to the murder of a Wellsville man in his Main Street apartment on March 21st. The victim's body was later tossed in the Genesee River. Four of the eight defendants were indicted earlier this month on charges including murder, manslaughter, gang assault, kidnapping and more. The suspects remain detained.