AMITY – Three teenagers face negligent homicide charges following a heroin overdose death Tuesday, according to New York State Police.
The Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) arrested Robert J. Murray Jr., 19 of Wellsville, N.Y., Andrew Elliott, 19 of Andover, N.Y. and Spencer S. Carl, 17 of Wellsville, N.Y., with one count each of felony criminal negligent homicide.
Police said on Oct. 22, Gregory M. Dunne, 18 Andover, N.Y. was taken to Jones Memorial Hospital were he was pronounced dead. Further investigation revealed that Murray, Elliott, Carl and Dunne drove from Allegany County to the Rochester area to purchase heroin. During the trip to Rochester, Dunne was snorting heroin and was observed to have become unconscious but was still breathing, police said. While driving from Rochester, police said the suspects assumed Dunne was asleep but noticed Dunne was not breathing. They tried to wake Dunne but failed, police said. Murray dropped off Elliott and Carl before taking Dunne to Jones Memorial Hospital.
All three suspects were processed and were arraigned at the Town of Amity Court and remanded to the Allegany County Jail on $50,000 cash, $100,000 bond. All three are to return to Amity Court later in November. Allegany County DA has been consulted with during this investigation and Wellsville Police Department assisted in this case.
In addition to charging these little jerks with homicide, how about going after the thug they bought the heroin from. Im sure with facing serious jail time, they could be persuaded to give up the dealers, the real purveyors of death.