Holley man charged with criminally negligent homicide in overdose death
CLARENDON – A Holley man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in an overdose death on Saturday, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office is reporting.
Logan DiPilato, 28, of 1 Nelson St. also was charged today with criminal possession of controlled substance (fentanyl) in the third degree, and criminal sale of a controlled substance/narcotic (fentanyl) in the third degree.
Sheriff’s deputies were called to a Clarendon residence on Saturday to investigate the apparent unattended death of a man. Mark Kinsey had been discovered deceased in his home by his girlfriend, Undersheriff Chris Bourke said.
Over the last three days, Sheriff’s investigators conducted an intense investigation into the untimely death of Mr. Kinsey which resulted in the arrest of this suspect, Bourke said. Physical evidence was collected, interviews were conducted, electronic devices were examined and ultimately, a confession was secured, he said.
It is alleged that DiPilato sold four bags of fentanyl to Kinsey which resulted in an overdose and his subsequent death.
DiPilato was arraigned before Albion Town Justice Joseph Fuller on the charge of criminally negligent homicide. On the recommendation of the district attorney, bail was set $25,000. DiPilato is scheduled to appear in Clarendon Town Court on June 10 at 5 p.m.
For the charges of criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance, bail was set at $25,000. DiPilato is scheduled to appear in Murray Town Court on June 6 at 6 p.m.
This investigation was conducted by Chief Deputy Michael Mele, along with investigators Jeffrey Gifaldi, Kenneth Strickland and Shannon Brett. Additional charges are forthcoming.