BALLSTON SPA – Last week a Corinthian man admitted he intentionally drove his vehicle into a group of three motorcyclists last year, killing one and seriously injuring two others.
He also admitted that he sexually assaulted a woman in the picnic area of Stewart’s Pond, an attack that occurred shortly before the April 2020 motorcycle accident murder.
In return for their pleas, 28-year-old Dylan K. of Corinth. Vela is later to be sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Hagen said in a statement, “Respondent Vela’s willful and deliberate actions on April 7, 2020 in the cities of Corinth and Hadley permanently affected the lives of many in those communities and beyond. Is.”
The Corinthian motorcyclist killed in the crash was Paul Hollenbeck. Two others in his group were seriously injured. Survived a serious injury.
The accident happened that day at around 5 pm on Main Street in the village of Corinth. Authorities said Vela admitted that he intentionally hit three motorcycles with his Ford Escape SUV.
He was charged with intentionally killing motorcyclists less than an hour after officers said he fled the scene of a robbery and attempted rape at Stewart’s Pond Recreation Area in Headley.
Vella is alleged to have attempted to rape a woman at around 4:15 pm in the entertainment area.
Vela was charged with assaulting the woman in the parking lot and attempting to rape her. He was also accused of forcibly taking the cell phone of the victim’s friend when he tried to take Vela’s picture, officials said.
Officials said the women were then able to escape and call 911.
The woman, Vela, was charged with attempted rape and suffered minor bodily injuries, officials said. Officials said a woman accompanying him also fled.
Officials said Vela drove off, but a short time later hit motorcyclists in Corinth. He then fled the scene on foot, but was taken into custody after a while.
Vela pleaded guilty to a total of one count of second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, one count of second-degree assault, and one count of first-degree sexual assault.
He is to be sentenced on December 7.
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