LITTLE VALLEY – A Town of Busti woman plead guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the death of Busti man Wilfredo Colon-Rodriguez, Jr. Monday morning in Cattaraugus County Court.
WNYNewsNow’s Matt Hummel reports that Marylou Johnson accepted a sentencing commitment of two-to-six years behind bars. Johnson gave up her right to appeal as part of the plea agreement.
A motion by the Cattaraugus County District Attorney’s Office to revoke bail was denied by the judge.
In April 2018, Colon-Rodriguez Jr. was reported missing by a neighbor who became concerned after not speaking with him for several days.
The Lakewood-Busti Police Department then opened a missing persons case. His body was later found on Swanson Hill Road in Randolph.
New York State Police originally charged Johnson in September 2018 with second-degree manslaughter, a class C felony; as well as second-degree vehicular manslaughter, second-degree assault, driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an incident without reporting serious physical injury, all class D felonies. Johnson was also indicted by a Cattaraugus County Grand Jury on the charges.
Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 16 at 9:30 a.m. in Cattaraugus County Court.