NY town council member who is ex-deputy charged with murder
WARSAW, N.Y. (AP) — A member of a rural New York town board is charged with murdering another man at his farm.
Wyoming County authorities say Joseph Mlyniec (MIHL-nihk) intentionally shot 32-year-old Robert Irvine III in the head with a handgun Wednesday in Mlyniec’s town of Perry driveway.
District Attorney Donald O’Geen says the men were acquainted but provided no details about the relationship or what may have led to the shooting. Sheriff Gregory Rudolph says Mlyniec is cooperating with investigators.
The 60-year-old is a retired sheriff’s deputy. He was elected to the Perry Town Board in 2013.
Mlyniec is being held without bail on a second-degree murder charge.
Without discussing details, his attorney, Norman Effman, says there’s more to the incident and that his client has led a positive life.