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Albion man charged with criminally negligent homicide after wife’s fatal overdose

Staff Reports Posted 4 September 2018 at 4:24 pm

Kevin J. McMullen

ALBION – The Albion Police Department on Monday arrested Kevin J. McMullen, 32, for criminally negligent homicide following a nine-month investigation after his wife, Megan McMullen, died of a fatal overdose on Dec. 18, 2017.

Mr. McMullen was arrested at his residence, 12394 West Lee Road, in the Town of Albion. The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Albion Police in taking McMullen into custody.

The arrest follows a joint investigation by the Albion Police Department, Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force, Orleans County District Attorney’s Office and the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Megan McMullen, 33, died on Dec. 18 at 346 West State St. in the Village of Albion as a result of an overdose of the opiate fentanyl, Albion Police Chief Roland Nenni said.

The investigation revealed that Kevin McMullen transported Megan to the City of Rochester where he provided fentanyl to her. Megan subsequently overdosed on the fentanyl causing her to go into respiratory arrest, Nenni said.

Kevin McMullen performed rescue breaths on Megan until she began breathing. Kevin McMullen then transported his wife back to their residence at 346 West State St., where she again overdosed on the fentanyl that Kevin had given her, the police chief said.

After the second overdose, Megan went into cardiac arrest with her husband administering CPR. Kevin McMullen, instead of calling 911 to get medical assistance for Megan, then injected the fentanyl into himself, Nenni said.

Kevin McMullen didn’t call 911 until several hours later. When the Albion Police and ambulance staff arrived, Megan McMullen was found to be deceased and beyond the time frame of lifesaving medical intervention, the police chief said.

Kevin McMullen is charged with criminally negligent homicide for allegedly providing the lethal fentanyl and for failing to get her medical assistance which could have saved Megan’s life. He also is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell because he allegedly provided Megan with the lethal fentanyl, Nenni said.

McMullen was arraigned in the Town of Albion Court and placed in the Orleans County Jail on $50,000 bail. He is to return to court on Sept. 7.

As a result of this investigation by the Albion Police and Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force, several dealers of the lethal opiates, fentanyl and heroin, were identified in the City of Rochester.

“These dealers were supplying Orleans County and responsible for several overdoses and possibly other overdose related deaths,” Nenni said. “Several arrests have been made and quantities of the deadly opiates taken off the streets.”

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