Woman from Arizona arrested for killing Megan Dix of Lyndonville
‘Mrs. Dix did absolutely nothing to put herself in a compromising situation. In fact she did everything a good citizen, a good wife and a good mother should do. Unfortunately because of being at the wrong place, and wrong time, and unfortunately because of the sole act of one person became the victim of the murder we are speaking of today.’ – Brockport Police Chief Daniel Varrenti
BROCKPORT – An Arizona woman who formerly lived in Brockport has been arrested in the murder of Lyndonville resident Megan Dix, 33.
The suspect encountered Dix at a small South Avenue parking lot while Dix was taking a lunch break on Friday. After a few seconds of encountering Dix, Holly Marie Colino shot Dix in the head, Brockport Police Chief Daniel Varrenti told reporters during a news conference this afternoon.
He was joined by Patrick O’Flynn, the Monroe County sheriff. They both stressed that Dix, an assistant manager at Lowe’s in Brockport, did nothing wrong.
Colino, 31, returned to the area in recent days. She was arrested on Monday evening after putting a gun to the head of an employee at Sticky Lips BBQ in Henrietta. Colino was taken into custody at the Holiday Inn on Jefferson Road.
Dix, married with an 8-year-old son, was the victim of a random act of violence on Friday, Varrenti said.
“Mrs. Dix did absolutely nothing to put herself in a compromising situation,” the police chief told reporters. “In fact she did everything a good citizen, a good wife and a good mother should do. Unfortunately because of being at the wrong place, and wrong time, and unfortunately because of the sole act of one person became the victim of the murder we are speaking of today.”
Colino was to be arraigned on charges of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. She was to be arraigned by Village Justice William Andrews in Brockport Village Court.
Colino is a Rochester native who lived in Brockport for about three years, from 2011 to 2014.
Law enforcement didn’t provide details why she returned to the area.
They made it clear that Dix wasn’t at fault, in any way.
“Let me reiterate this, this woman, meaning Mrs. Dix, was not involved in any criminal activity whatsoever,” Varrenti said. “She merely left Lowe’s, went to a place she commonly went to, for the purpose of peace and quiet and to eat her lunch while she enjoyed a 30-mnute break. As a result of just that alone she was the victim of this murder. She played absolutely no role other than being at the wrong place at the wrong time and encountering this suspect. It just goes to show how the value of life has deteriorated.”