October 29, 2018 05:18 PM
The woman accused of randomly shooting and killing an Orleans County mother took a plea deal Monday morning.
Holly Colino plead not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect to murder in the second degree.
The admission also covers the remaining eight counts of the indictment which includes five counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, escape in the second degree and menacing in the second degree.
The judge accepted Colino's plea Monday morning.
Colino is accused of killing Megan Dix on Aug. 25, 2017 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.
Holly Colino is in Monroe County court. She is pleading not responsible by reason of mental illness or defect. Colino is accused of shooting and killing Megan Dix of Lyndonville, August, 2017. Dix was eating her lunch in a parking lot in Brockport.— Lynette Adams (@whec_ladams) October 29, 2018
Colino was arrested in August of 2017 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.
Colino was deemed mentally competent to stand trial, but lawyers are reviewing documents from doctors that describe her state of mind at the time of the murder.
Colino is scheduled to appear in court on December 11. She is currently being held without bail.
Updated: October 29, 2018 05:18 PM
Created: October 29, 2018 12:01 PM
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