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Mastic Woman Arraigned On Manslaughter And Other Charges In Death Of Woman At Gas Station

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Renee McKinney, 53, and co-defendant, Roger Lockett, 47, both pleaded Not Guilty to charges ranging from vehicular manslaughter to sale and possession of narcotics.

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Renee McKinney, 53 (left), and Roger Lockett, 47 (right).

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Central Islip, NY - April 21, 2017 - A 53 year old Mastic pleaded not guilty at her arraignment today in Central Islip to charges of manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, assault, vehicular assault, driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of drugs and alcohol, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
 
Crime lab analysis of Renee McKinney’s blood showed she had consumed Fentanyl, Cocaine and a minor amount of alcohol before crashing into a gas station pump, crushing a woman refueling her vehicle at the Shirley Mobil station on the morning of January 14.
 
The victim, 62 year old Rosalie Koenig, died of her injuries the next day at Stony Brook University Hospital.
 
McKinney’s co-defendant, Roger Lockett Jr. of Mastic, pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of criminal sale and possession of narcotics. Lockett, 47, who investigators believe sold drugs to McKinney prior to the fatal crash, allegedly possessed and sold fentanyl, heroin and marijuana this year. 
 
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.