Manslaughter Charges For Chautauqua County Man

March 18, 2011 Updated Mar 18, 2011 at 2:28 PM EDT

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Manslaughter Charges For Chautauqua County Man

March 18, 2011 Updated Mar 18, 2011 at 2:28 PM EDT

District Attorney David W. Foley has announced that Thomas D. Rell, 53, of 10938 Meyers Road, Sheridan, New York was arraigned in Chautauqua County Court this morning on a two count indictment charging him with Manslaughter in the Second Degree and Criminally Negligent Homicide for the shooting death of Alan Kilburn.

The New York State Police and Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department responded to the Meyers Road residence on October 17, 2010 where the incident took place. The New York State Police along with the Chautauqua County District Attorney's Office developed the case, presenting it to the Chautauqua County Grand Jury earlier this week.

Chautauqua County Court Judge John T. Ward set bail at $ 50,000.00 cash or $ 100,000.00 real property. Mr. Rell is represented by the Chautauqua County Public Defender's Office. A pre-motion conference has been scheduled for March 28, 2011. Manslaughter in the Second Degree is a class C Felony and Criminally Negligent Homicide is a class E Felony.