posted on November 01, 2011 07:28
The motive behind the brutal stabbing death of an Albion woman in a Wal-Mart parking lot may have been a carjacking.
Authorities in Orleans County say murder suspect Luis Rodriguez-Flamenco had his victim’s car keys with him when he fled the scene.
45-year-old Kathleen Byham was stabbed multiple times as she walked to her car Sunday night in the Albion Wal-Mart parking lot. She died from her wounds a short time later.
Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputies believe the stabbing was a random act of violence. They have found no connection between Rodriguez-Flamenco and Byham until the deadly attack Sunday evening.
Rodriguez-Flamenco is a Honduran national, in this county illegally.
The stabbing on Sunday marked the second homicide this year in Orleans County involving an illegal immigrant.
In January, 21-year-old Carlos Cardenas was charged with killing his 15-year-old sister-in-law, Katy Sanchez.
The Byron-Bergen School Board has narrowed their search for a superintendent to three, and one of those candidates is local.
LeRoy Elementary School principal Casey Kosiorek is on the list of finalists for the job vacated last spring by Scott Martzloff.
Martzloff left his post at Byron-Bergen after less than two years to become superintendent at Williamsville Central.
Other candidates for Byron-Bergen position are Michael Davis, an elementary school principal in Webster, and David Glover, the superintendent of the Morristown Central School District north of the Adirondacks.
Two Geneseo brothers are facing drug charges.
Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies raided the home of 19-year-old Jason Morley in Geneseo.
Lawmen say they found drugs, cash and drug paraphernalia. They also took Morley’s car because they believed it was being used in drug sales.
Also arrested was Morley’s 16-year-old brother, Kyle.
Jason was locked up on $25,000 bail.
Kyle was issued an appearance ticket.
In federal court, 51-year-old Mark Salamone of Dansville pleaded guilty to drug charges.
Federal prosecutors said that between June and October of 2008, Salamone was responsible for obtaining a large quantity of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine from a drug supplier in Rochester.
Salamone is scheduled for sentencing in February. He could get a maximum of 20 years in prison.