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...]

Friends and Family Fondly Remember Marcus Postell

NYLON – Friends and family are posting fond memories and condolences to the Facebook page of Marcus Postell, who passed away in the stabbing in York on Nov. 21. Postell, 21, a Rochester resident, is remembered as a funny, kind and down-to-earth older brother, track athlete and friend. "I got a visit from a former player last night Darius Smex Walker," posted Sean Banks. "As we talked we got the sad news and couldn't believe it. I was lucky … [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...]