Jamestown Man Pleads Not Guilty To August Murder

A Jamestown man charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing his neighbor in August pleaded not guilty earlier this week.

Brian M. Korzeniewski, 51, was arraigned Monday in Chautauqua County Court in Mayville in front of Judge David Foley. Korzeniewski, who is being represented by Chautauqua County Public Defender Ned Barone, was indicted by a grand jury Oct. 4 on the second-degree murder charge.

Korzeniewski is accused of killing Michael A. Bull, who was found by police Aug. 19 outside the pair’s East Sixth Street apartment complex in Jamestown. Bull, 54, was found lying face-down between two vehicles after police were notified of a “suspicious situation” earlier that morning.

Bull died as the result of blunt-force trauma, Jamestown police said in August. No motive for the killing has been released, though the victim’s family denies drugs played any role in the incident.

During Korzeniewski’s arraignment in court this week, bail was set at $1.5 million cash, $3 million property. He was remanded back to the Chautauqua County Jail.

Brian M. Korzeniewski

Bull’s sister, Jeanne Johnson, told The Post-Journal last week she hopes Korzeniewski gets the help he needs.

“It’s all been very sad,” Johnson said last week. “I feel bad for Brian. I know he’s had a lot going on and I really hope he gets the help he needs. But I doubt he’s going to get it.”

A pre-trial conference is scheduled to take place Monday, Dec. 11, in Mayville.