own of Fallsburg Police Chief Simmie Williams announced the arrest of Brian Owsinski, 26, of Woodbourne, NY, for Murder in the Second Degree, on January 26
SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — Town of Fallsburg Police Chief Simmie Williams announced the arrest of Brian Owsinski, 26, of Woodbourne, NY, for Murder in the Second Degree, on January 26, following a joint investigation conducted by members of his force, the New York State Police and the Sullivan County District Attorney's Office.
Owsinski is accused of the murder of two-year-old Amara Campbell in Woodbourne. It is alleged that, between Monday, January 25, and Tuesday, January 26, Owsinski inflicted injuries upon the toddler that ultimately killed her. The child was discovered unresponsive at 14 Phoenix Lane in Woodbourne by police and EMTs responding to a 911 call at approximately 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, and was transported to Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, where she was later declared deceased.
Owsinksi was initially charged with the felonious assault of Campbell and, following a completed autopsy, police additionally charged him with Murder in the Second Degree in violation of NY Penal Law Section 125.25(4).
“We mourn the loss of Amara and extend our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to those who loved this innocent child,” Williams said. “Our police community will bring to bear all of our combined manpower and resources to ensure those responsible for heinous acts like this are brought to justice.”
Williams thanked his partners in law enforcement, including the Liberty and Wurtsboro barracks of the state police, the Sullivan County Child Advocacy Center, and Meagan Galligan’s office for their immediate responses and dedication to this case.
Owsinski was remanded to the Sullivan County Jail without bail by the Fallsburg Justice Court. He is represented by the Sullivan Legal Aid Panel.
The filing of a criminal charge is merely an accusation; all persons are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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