WELLSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) –In Allegany County, four men have been indicted in connection with the death of Nicholas Burdge.
This past March, New York State police found the body of the 23-year-old victim off the shore of the Genesee River in the Town of Willing. His body was wrapped in a sheet and garbage bags.
Dylan Coomer, Brandon Poehmel, Howard Burroughs and a fourth person whose name was redacted from court documents are facing charges of murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, assault and conspiracy.
According to the indictment, they duct taped Burdge’s body to a chair, put a pillow case over his head, and a put a washcloth in his mouth before beating him to death.
Officials say this happened inside of a home on Main St. in Wellsville.
Attorneys representing Coomer are trying to dismiss the indictment against their client.