10/18/21 – D’ANDRE JONES CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER 1ST IN 2015 DEATH OF AZAIAH CARTER

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that D’Andre Jones, 22, of Troy NY was convicted after a jury trial conducted before the Honorable Jennifer G. Sober in Rensselaer County Court. The defendant was found guilty by a Rensselaer County Jury of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a Class B Violent […]

9/24/21 – AFTER JURY TRIAL TROY MAN FOUND GUILTY OF ROBBERY & ASSAULT

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that after a week-long trial, Mark Scott, 57, of Troy was found guilty yesterday in Rensselaer County Court of Robbery -2nd, a class C felony, in violation of Section 160.10, subdivision (2) (a) and 2 counts of Assault in the 3rd Degree, both class A […]

9/15/21 – SOTO & JUVENILE ARRAIGNED IN ATTEMPTED MURDER

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that an indictment was handed up for Julian Soto, age 24, and a 17-year-old adolescent offender, both of Troy. Soto and the adolescent offender were both charged with one count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a class B Violent Felony in violation […]

8/9/21 – FOUNDATION AWARDS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

East Greenbush, NY – Rensselaer County District Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Kayleigh Krug, daughter of Sherri and John Krug of East Greenbush was awarded a scholarship from the Timothy J. Murphy Foundation, a charitable organization founded after the District Attorney’s late father. Kayleigh’s grandfather is Rich Hendrick, an Albany Police Department retiree. Tim […]

7/14/21 – ANIMAL ABUSE LEGISLATION PASSES LEGISLATURE

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today the Rensselaer County Legislature adopted the Rensselaer County Animal Abuse Registration Act proposed by her in April. The registry, which will be located on the District Attorneys website, will allow for sharing of information for anyone over 16 years of age who has been […]

7/6/21 – MALCOLM FOUND GUILTY ON AGGRAVATED DWI

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that after a week-long trial, Danyle Malcolm, 36, of Stephentown was found guilty yesterday in Rensselaer County Court of Aggravated Driving while Intoxicated, a class E Felony, in violation of section 1192 (2-A) (b), and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor, in […]

7/1/21 – DONNELLY APPOINTED AS THIRD VICE PRESIDENT TO DAASNY BOARD

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly’s office announced today that District Attorney Donnelly was recently installed as the Third Vice President and member of the Executive Board of the District Attorney’s Association of the State of New York (DAASNY). At the annual Summer Conference held in Bolton Landing last week, DAASNY installed […]

6/22/21 – MEARS SENTENCED FOR ANIMAL ABUSE

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today Joshua Mears, 31, of Hoosick Falls was sentenced to ten months in Rensselaer County Jail after his plea of guilty in connection with an October 2020 Aggravated Cruelty to Animals charge, a class E Felony, in violation of section 353-a, of the Agriculture and […]

6/21/21 – GIVE GRANT RENEWED FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY, TROY PD, PROBATION COLLABORATION

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has renewed their commitment to the GIVE (Gun Involved Violence Elimination Initiative) grant in Rensselaer County. This marks the eighth year the Troy Police, the District Attorney’s Office and Rensselear County Probation have collaborated on […]

4/28/21 – HINCHCLIFF SENTENCED IN CONNECTION WITH 2019 STABBING

Troy, NY– Rensselaer County District Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Autumn Hinchcliff, age 25, of Troy, NY, was sentenced to state prison after her plea of guilty in connection with an April 2019 stabbing. Hinchcliff pleaded guilty in March. Today she was sentenced to 12 years in state prison on one count of Attempted […]