posted on June 02, 2010 06:42
Convicted killer Scott Doll of Corfu says he didn’t try to smuggle contraband into the Genesee County Jail.
The 48-year-old Doll pled not guilty yesterday to a charge of promoting prison contraband. His case was then put off until the end of the month when lab test results are expected.
Within hours of his conviction for the beating death of Joseph Benaquist, deputies say Doll, a former prison guard, tried to smuggle a white powdery substance into the county jail. They said the substance wasin a balloon hidden on Doll's person.
Doll faces sentencing on July 2nd for the murder conviction.
Now that a plan to furlough half the state work force is dead, Governor David Paterson is proposing thousands of layoffs. Paterson says with the unions refusing to concessions, he has no other choice to find millions of dollars in savings. The layoffs would not begin until January 1st, so Paterson says it would be a tool in place for the next governor to use if needed.
Every crime committed in New York State could soon require giving a DNA sample. That's the goal of new legislation proposed by Governor Paterson. Paterson says when a suspected murderer or rapist is busted for crimes like selling or possessing drugs or even arson, a DNA sample will be taken. The Governor says that could link them back to the major crimes before that suspect can kill or rape again.
New York Republicans opened their state convention in midtown Manhattan. The state GOP is rallying around one candidate for statewide office. Delegates are backing Westchester native and former hedge fund manager Harry Wilson for state comptroller. The state Comptroller is in charge of managing public worker pension funds and auditing government offices. Wilson will challenge Thomas DiNapoli in the fall to become the state's top fiscal watchdog.