Allen Manslaughter Case Moves Slowly but Surely Toward County Court

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Danielle Allen's manslaughter case is moving slowly but may be heard in Livingston County Court. Allen, 21, currently stands accused of one crime, felony Manslaughter in the Second Degree, based on allegations that she stabbed and killed her boyfriend, Marcus Postell, 22, on Nov. 21, 2016. Livingston County District Attorney Greg McCaffrey said that his office is 'still awaiting additional reports.' In 2016, higher … [Read more...]

Judge Purtell Scoffed at First Amendment During Homicide Arraignment

YORK – Justice Walter Purtell joked on the record that 'what the Town of York needs right now is a good lawsuit' while arraigning Danielle Allen on a felony manslaughter charge. Court transcripts obtained by our news partners News10NBC show that court clerk Norma Geary repeatedly asked the Judge to allow the media access to the arraignment to prevent a law suit: Clerk: You better open the door because they're going to sue us because we've … [Read more...]

FROM THE PUBLISHER’S DESK: Judge Purtell Should Resign

York Town Judge Walter Purtell should resign immediately. Purtell made headlines after banning media from the courtroom during the arraignment of Danielle Allen for the homicide of her then boyfriend Marcus Postell. Rochester media outlets were rightfully livid over violation of first amendment rights. For myself, the greater issue is Purtell being able to continue on as Judge. Marcus Postell died from stab wounds inflicted upon him by … [Read more...]

Judge Closes Doors on Fowlerville Girlfriend’s Manslaughter Arraignment

YORK – York Town Justice Walter Purtell ordered that his courtroom be closed to all media while arraigning a young woman on a felony charge for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend, Marcus Postell, 22, causing his death. Danielle Allen, 21, is charged with felony Manslaughter in the Second Degree. "Well I wouldn't allow cameras in and there wasn't a whole lot of room," said Judge Purtell, a retired NYS Trooper according to … [Read more...]

Girlfriend Arrested for Fowlerville Road Stabbing

UPDATE: Judge Closes Doors on Fowlerville Girlfriend’s Manslaughter Arraignment YORK – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested the girlfriend of stabbing victim Marcus Postell, 22. Danielle Allen, 21, is in custody for felony Manslaughter in the Second Degree. "This case is still very active and definitely far from closed," said Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty. "We are working closely with our District Attorney's … [Read more...]

Marcus Postell, 22, Identified as Fowlerville Road Homicide Victim

UPDATE: Girlfriend Arrested for Fowlerville Road Stabbing UPDATE: Judge Closes Doors on Fowlerville Girlfriend’s Manslaughter Arraignment YORK — Marcus Postell, 22, has been identified as the deceased in a stabbing Monday night on Fowlerville Road. According to Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Danielle Allen, Postell's girlfriend, called 911 to report a domestic disturbance at 3410 Fowlerville Road on the night of Nov. 22. … [Read more...]