When a retired Wyoming County deputy goes on trial for murder next month, prosecutors will be able to present the statements he made to police.
A judge ruled the statements by Joseph Mlyniec, after a man was killed in his driveway in Perry, were voluntary and will be admissible as evidence against him.
Mlyniec is accused of shooting and killing Robert Irvine III on March 7 to prevent him from pursuing sexual abuse allegations against him. His lawyer plans to argue he was under extreme emotional distress and should only be convicted of manslaughter.
The trial is set for October 19.