Police: Woman arrested for murder was ‘lucid’ in admitting to crime

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 August 2017 at 10:41 am

Holly Marie Colino appears to have posted several bizarre videos on YouTube, Facebook, leaving many to question her mental health

Holly Marie Colino

BROCKPORT – The woman who has been arrested for killing Megan Dix of Lyndonville appears to have posted several videos on YouTube and Facebook recently that have many people questioning her mental health.

Holly Marie Colino was arrested on Monday in Henrietta after she allegedly pointed a gun at the head of a woman walking to work at the Sticky Lips BBQ.

Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn and Brockport Police Chief Daniel Varrenti said Colino is the person who shot Dix in the head while she took a lunch break on Friday at a small parking lot on South Avenue, not far from Lowe’s, where Dix was an assistant manager.

Colino, 31, killed Dix in a random act of violence, Varrenti told reporters in a news conference on Tuesday.

Colino is a Rochester native who was living in Arizona. She lived in Brockport from 2011 to 2014 and had five contacts with the police, but none were of a criminal nature, Varrenti told reporters during a news conference on Tuesday.

He and O’Flynn were asked about Colino’s mental health.

“She was lucid with us,” O’Flynn said. “She spoke and admitted to the crime.”

Varrenti also addressed the question about the suspect’s mental health.

“She also knew what she did was wrong,” Verranti said. “She was able to provide details of the crime that nobody else would have known other than the person who was involved.”

Verranti on Saturday held a news conference asking for the public’s help with the case. He said the public provided assistance in solving the case, but he declined to give more information.

“We’re not going to get into the specifics and all of the details,” he told reporters.

Colino had two weapons on her that were legal in Arizona, but not in New York, Verranti and O’Flynn said.

The case remains under investigation.

“I’m confident with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and our police department that we’ll have no stone unturned,” Verranti said.

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