Police say a 44-year-old Kerhonkson woman who worked as a commissary clerk was smuggling drugs and tobacco into the Ulster County Jail.
The long arm of the law protects flowerbeds too.
Seth Lyons has been convicted of murder for the Nov. 29, 2017 beating death of Anthony Garro beneath the Elmendorf Street bridge in Midtown Kingston. Following a trial before County Court Judge Donald Williams the six-man, six-woman jury on September 27 returned a verdict of guilty of second-degree murder. Lyons faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison when he is sentenced on Dec. 3.
On November 19, 2016, Johnny Asia died in his home in Phoenicia, after ingesting brandy mixed with a variety of medications. His wife, Solane Verraine, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
If Lyons is found guilty of second-degree murder he faces a sentence of 25 years to life. If jurors find him guilty but that he acted under the influence of extreme emotional disturbance, he will be automatically guilty of first-degree manslaughter which carries a minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum of 25.
Both sides agreed that the crime was brutal, senseless and committed by Seth Lyons. But, in opening arguments in county court Tuesday, attorneys for the prosecution and defense offered different theories of what had motivated the 21-year-old homeless man to savagely beat and kill 49-year-old Anthony Garro beneath a bridge on Elmendorf Street in the early hours of Nov. 29, 2017.
On Monday, Sept. 17 at approximately 5:25 p.m., members of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call reporting a stabbing at a residence on Jenny Brook Lane in Napanoch. Upon arrival, deputies encountered a large group of people arguing and three victims with injuries.
The Ulster Police Department arrested an East Kingston man this morning and charged him with felony arson in connection with two suspicious fires that occurred in February.
A former Kingston dentist who was the subject of a sensational murder trial two years ago is free after serving 19 months of a potential seven-year sentence in state prison. State records show that Gilberto A. Nunez, 51 was released from the medium-security Altona Correctional Facility up in Clinton County on Monday, Sept. 10.
A defense attorney for accused killer Seth P. Lyons said in county court Monday that he will likely raise a psychiatric defense when his client goes on trial next week.