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Jury finds Danielle Allen guilty of manslaughter

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The Livingston County woman charged with manslaughter for the death of her boyfriend in 2016 has been found guilty.

Danielle Allen, a daughter of a New York State Police Officer, was convicted of a count of manslaughter in the second degree.

The case began in November of 2016 when deputies were called to Allen’s apartment on Fowlerville Road in the Town of York.

Inside the apartment, deputies say they found Postell had been stabbed to death. In 911 calls, Allen told operators that Postell had “tried to kill her” and she had stabbed him in self defense.

In court, her attorneys argued that Allen has acted in self-defense. But, the district attorney says evidence, from heavy blood stains from Postell on the couch and where Postell’s body was on the carpet, shows Allen recklessly tried to kill Postell.

There were bruises on Allen’s neck, but they were dark and, as the prosecution told jurors, bruises take time to turn that color, so they didn’t happen during the evening of November 21, 2016.

Lorraine Whitehouse thanked everyone from the Sheriff to the jury for fighting on behalf of 24-year-old Postell.

Allen could face up to 15 years in jail. She will be sentenced in September 2018. 

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