Brockport murder suspect interrupted lecture at College of Brockport in 2012

Colino shouts in front of Sister Prejean in the Hartwell Hall Theater Colino shouts in front of Sister Prejean in the Hartwell Hall Theater

August 30, 2017 11:50 PM

Video posted online shows the woman accused of murdering a mother in Brockport apparently interrupting a lecture at the College at Brockport in 2012.

Holly Marie Colino is accused of shooting and killing 33-year-old Megan Dix in a secluded parking lot off South Avenue in Brockport last Friday afternoon. Police say Dix was the victim of a seemingly random attack. They add that Dix was simply eating her lunch when they say Colino shot her.

Since her arrest, News10NBC has uncovered some disturbing background on Colino. The most recent is video that shows Colino interrupting a lecture at the College at Brockport in February of 2012.

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Speaking at the lecture was Sister Helen Prejean -- a noted anti-death penalty activist. Sister Prejean was at the school to discuss her classic book Dead Man Walking and death penalty issues.

About ten minutes into her lecture, a woman who identifies herself as Holly Marie Colino stands up and shouts, "Objection! For the love of humanity and justice, you have lied!"

For the next two minutes, Colino proceeds to ramble and interrupt the lecture. Tuesday, News10NBC learned Colino was a Brockport student in the spring of 2012.

Sister Helen Prejean: "Lady, who are you?"

Colino: "My name is Holly Marie Colino and I have faith in humanity and justice. And I can no longer listen to you lie."

Sister Prejean: "Just tell me one lie I said so far."

Colino: "You have lied about the gospels of Jesus."

After about two minutes, staff and police intervene and remove Colino from the theater. Sister Prejean seemed very understanding of the incident despite the interruption.

"I'm sorry we disagree so profoundly," Sister Prejean told Colino as she paced around the theater. After Colino was escorted out, Prejean added, "I thought she was somebody from the drama department. Just out of respect for somebody that feels that deeply about the truth being told to stand up in a group like this... to have respect for her."

In an incident report by Brockport University Police, sent to News10NBC by college officials, an officer writes she was dispatched to the Hartwell Hall Theater -- where the lecture was taking place -- to deal with Colino.

"Colino was not resistive in any way to my escorting her out," the officer writes.

The officer then escorted Colino to her car and watched her leave the campus.

In the document, the officer adds, "It appeared to [the reporting officer] that she has some probable mental issues that she might be dealing with. Colino was warned not to disturb an event again in the future."

Colino is now behind bars in Monroe County Jail charged with murder.


Howard Thompson

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