Information provided by New York State Police
FULTON, NY ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Early this morning, members of the New York State Police, Troop D, made three arrests as the result of the investigation into Erin MaxwellÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s death.
Erin suffered injuries at her residence at 1678 Route 264, Palermo, at approximately 5 p.m., Aug. 29. She died at University Hospital at approximately 4 a.m. Aug. 30 as the result of her injuries.
ErinÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s step-brother, Alan Jones, 27, of 427 Silk Road, lot 12, Volney, was arrested at approximately 8 a.m. today as the result of an indictment issued by an Oswego County Grand Jury that alleges he caused injuries on Aug. 29 that later resulted in ErinÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s death. He was charged with second-degree murder, a class-A-1 felony that is punishable by a maximum sentence of life in prison.
ErinÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s father, Lindsey W. Maxwell, 35, also of the Silk Road address, was arrested and charged with six counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Police said the charges were the result of the unhealthy living conditions and treatment Erin had been subjected to at the Palermo residence in the time before her death. The crime is a class-A misdemeanor that is punishable by up to a year in jail.
ErinÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s step-mother, Lynn D. Maxwell, 53, of the Silk Road address, was also charged with six counts of endangering the welfare of a child in regard to ErinÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s treatment before her death.
All three of the defendants formerly lived with Erin at the Palermo address.
The arrests are the result of an exhaustive investigation by the state police, Oswego County District AttorneyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s office, and the Onondaga County Medical ExaminerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s office.
The state police have extended thanks to the McFee Ambulance service, the Palermo Volunteer Fire Department, Oswego County SPCA volunteers, the Phoenix School District and the Oswego County Department of Social Services for their assistance in the investigation.