Woman charged with murder of Lyndonville mother deemed competent to stand trial

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 March 2018 at 3:52 pm

ROCHESTER – A woman accused of fatally shooting a Lyndonville woman has been deemed fit to stand trial.

Holly Colino, 32, last Oct. 31 was declared incompetent to stand trial. But today in State Supreme Court, Judge Charles Schiano determined that Colino has made progress and can now assist in her own defense, Rochester media stations are reporting.

Colino is accused of shooting Megan Dix on Aug. 25 while the 33-year-old-wife and mother was taking her lunch break at a parking lot on South Avenue in Brockport. Dix was seeking some peace and quiet on her lunch break at Lowe’s.

Colino, 32, grew up in East Rochester. She had been living in Arizona. Brockport Police Chief Daniel Varrenti said after the arrest the murder was a random act of violence. Dix did nothing wrong to provoke the attack, the police chief said.

Colino is to appear back in court in June when the judge may set a date for a trial.

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