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News10NBC camera captures accused murderer Holly Colino in court

September 14, 2017 06:51 PM

Holly Colino, the woman accused of gunning down a wife and mother in Brockport, was in court Thursday morning. She was arraigned on the grand jury charges of: murder, weapons possession, escape and menacing. 

In a twist, Colino's defense lawyer declined to enter a not guilty plea on her behalf, so Judge Charles Schiano Jr. entered a not guilty plea for Colino. 

Berkeley Brean: Can you explain why you didn't enter a plea? 

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Mark Foti, Holly Colino’s attorney: Ultimately there are certain determinations that are made by a defendant as to how she wants to proceed and one of them is whether you're going to enter into a plea.  So at this time, because there are a number of issues that we need to resolve and we need to examine further, it's appropriate that the court enter the plea on her behalf.  

Colino is accused of killing Megan Dix on Friday, August 25th while Dix was on her lunch break, sitting in her car in a secluded parking lot in Brockport. Brockport Police say Colino walked up to Dix's car, pulled out a 380 semi-automatic pistol and shot Dix in the head. Brockport Police say Colino and Dix were strangers. 

Colino was arrested Monday, August 28th after the Monroe County Sheriff's Office says she threatened a women in the parking lot of Stickey Lips restaurant on Jefferson Road in Henrietta. The Sheriff's Office says the victim was a Stickey Lips employee sitting in her car. 

The Sheriff's Office says Colino ran into the Holiday Inn hotel next door and that's where she was arrested. This is the menacing charge. 

Later Monday night, the Sheriff's Office says Colino escaped from the Sheriff's Office station in Henrietta and was captured two hours and 45 minutes later behind the Wendy's restaurant at the corner of Lehigh Station Road and West Henrietta Road. This is the escape charge.

At the time of the murder in Brockport and her arrest in Henrietta, the Sheriff's Office says Colino had a loaded 380 semi-automatic pistol (the alleged murder weapon), a loaded .38 revolver and a loaded 223 semi-automatic rifle. These are the weapons possession charges. 

Colino is scheduled to be back in court on September 26. She is in the Monroe County Jail without bail.

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