Man Faces Less Charges for Allegedly Killing West Nyack Resident

According to officials on the case of Dylan Lentini, the 19-year old accused of killing West Nyack resident Michael Wimbert, is facing less charges than he was originally arrested for. Starting on November 27, Lentini was staying with Wimber after he accepted a craigslist ad to rent a room in the 66-year old’s apartment. On December 1st Police discovered Wimbert’s body at the address on Demarest Avenue when they responded to a call placed by Lentini, who was found in the front yard of the home with blood on his clothing and a knife wound on his right hand. Defense Lawyers for the teen, who had previously been living at a homeless shelter in New York City, claim their client was acting in self-defense after the older man had sexually assaulted him. When first seen in court Lentini pleaded not guilty to all charges and this week Supreme Court Justice William Kelly opted to dismiss allegations that Lentini had robbed Wimbert, stating to the court that there was insufficient evidence to support the claim. The teen now faces a charge of second-degree murder, for which he could receive 15 to 25 years to life in prison.

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