York Manslaughter Motions Rescheduled for 2nd Time

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Danielle Allen's high-profile manslaughter case is adjourned at the request of the defense. Livingston County District Attorney Greg McCaffrey confirmed that Allen, 21, originally scheduled to appear in County Court on Aug. 1, will now appear in County Court on Aug. 14 for the argument of motions. This is the second such adjournment that the defense has requested. Allen faces a single count of felony Manslaughter for … [Read more...]

Allen Pleads Not Guilty in York Stabbing Case

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Danielle Allen pled not guilty at her first appearance in Livingston County Court to face one criminal charge, felony Manslaughter in the Second Degree. Allen, 21, appeared in court alongside her two attorneys, Cheryl Myers-Buth and Joel Daniels, both of whom are highly respected Buffalo criminal defense attorneys. "We do enter a plea of not guilty on behalf of Ms. Allen," said Daniels. "We request a reasonable time in … [Read more...]

York Boyfriend Stabbing Case Indicted by Grand Jury

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Grand Jury has indicted the young woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend on Nov. 21, 2016. Danielle Allen, 21, is indicted on one felony criminal charge: Manslaughter in the Second Degree. This is the same charge that the Livingston County Sheriff's Office filed against Allen in the first days of December 2016. If convicted, she would face up to 5 to 15 years in prison. The Grand Jury alleges that Allen … [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...]

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...]