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Eight arrested in beating, murder of man in Allegany County

The victim's body was in dumped in the river
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Posted at 5:33 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 17:33:02-04

WELLSVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — Eight people, including two teenagers, are facing charges in connection with the beating death of a 23 year-old man in Allegany County.

Investigators say Nicholas Burdge of Wellsville was tied to a chair and beat repeatedly at a home in Wellsville. The suspects then wrapped his body in a sheet and plastic garbage bags before dumping it in the Genesee River.

New York State Police have charged the following people with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter:

  • Dylan Croomer, 26
  • Brandon Poehmel, 21
  • Lawrence Haxton III, 34
  • Howard Burroughs, 41
  • Kristopher Delill, 38
  • A 16-year-old juvenile

In addition, police have charged Richelle Kyser, 28, with tampering with physical evidence and charged a 17 -year-old juvenile with third-degree assault.