District Attorney William Grady announced today that his office will move to dismiss Indictment which charges Vincent Carozza with Arson

District Attorney William Grady announced today that his office will move to dismiss Indictment 29/2019, which charges Vincent Carozza with Arson in the Second Degree, in the Interest of Justice.

According to District Attorney Grady: “As in all cases, my responsibility is to ensure that the safety of the community is weighed with the relevant needs of the defendant.”

“The Indictment, in this case, charges that Mr. Carozza, a Special Needs Individual with Autism, while a resident at the Taconic DDSO Facility in Amenia, attempted to start a fire and cause damage to a building knowing that other people were present at the time.”

“Shortly after he was arraigned, Mr. Carozza was examined at the request of his attorney and found incompetent to stand trial and he remains confined at Sunmount, a state facility for people with Developmental Disabilities.”

“During the pendency of this case I have both personally met with and later spoken to Mr. Carozza’s father to better understand his son’s needs and to explain how the criminal process works.”