Murder suspect Mele denied release due to address issue
The Orange County sex offender charged with murdering an aspiring dancer was denied release from jail last Friday.
Michael Mele, who is from Wallkill, is currently serving time in the Shawangunk Correctional Facility upstate for failing to register as a sex offender and is also charged with the murder of Laura Garza. Mele was scheduled to be released on Christmas Day, but prison officials say that Mele did not provide them with a "suitable" home address. Mele's charged with murder, manslaughter and tampering with evidence in Garza's death.
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