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Accused murderer freed on 250K bail


CANTON — A Winthrop man accused of murder was released Thursday morning from St. Lawrence County jail on $250,000 bail posted by his father, Steven J. Trimm.

Dustin J. Trimm, 325 County Route 49, was charged with second-degree murder Feb. 1 following a lengthy investigation into the disappearance of a 21-year-old Fort Covington man.

According to court documents, Trimm allegedly shot Jason Wing, 21, during the last week of August or the first week of September 2010 and buried his body on a Grantville Road property in Norfolk.

Police arrested Trimm after they gathered several undercover recordings of Trimm discussing Mr. Wing’s death.

Judge Jerome J. Richards set bail March 26 despite pleas from prosecutors and Mr. Wing’s family that Trimm is a flight risk.

Mr. Wing’s mother, Roxanne Stratton, is unhappy Trimm has been released.

“(Trimm) is very arrogant and confident,” Ms. Stratton said.

She said despite having an order of protection her family fears for its safety while Trimm out of jail.

“I have one son left and I don’t want anything to happen to him,” she said.

Ms. Stratton said her family is worried because Trimm is unpredictable.

“We knew this was coming,” Ms. Stratton said. “I’m paranoid.”

She said she is bothered Trimm will be allowed back in society based on the evidence provided to the court.

Ms. Stratton also said she and her family will soon organize a boycott of Trimm’s trucking business. Neither Trimm or his father returned phone calls seeking comment.

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