Doctors say woman charged in Brockport murder has ‘dangerous mental illness’

BROCKPORT, N.Y. (WROC/WBNG) — A psychiatric evaluation of the Arizona woman charged in the random killing of a stranger near SUNY Brockport in 2017 concluded she has a dangerous mental illness.

Those findings were revealed in a Brockport court on Monday.

According to a report by CBS-affiliate WROC, the court was advised of Holly Colino’s condition by two doctors, but it does not appear the specific illness has been made public.

Colino pleaded not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect in the Aug. 2017 murder of Megan Dix.

Police said Dix was sitting in her vehicle at a park while on her lunch break, when Colino approached the vehicle and shot her in her head.

Police said there was no known connection between Dix and Colino and the shooting is believed to have been a random act.

WROC reports Colino will remain in the custody of the Office of Mental Health until her next hearing in July.

WBNG Staff

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