- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) - A Hudson Valley dentist charged in the fatal poisoning of his lover’s husband four years ago said he expects to resume working at his dental practice after he’s released on bail, his attorney said.

Evan Lipton told the Daily Freeman of Kingston (https://bit.ly/1XP3QZO) on Tuesday that Gilberto Nunez, of Poughkeepsie, could return to his Kingston office as early as Monday.

Nunez, 48, was being held Wednesday in Ulster County Jail on $1 million cash bail. He was charged last month with second-degree murder in the killing of Thomas Kolman, of Saugerties.

Prosecutors said Nunez used a dental sedative to kill Kolman, 44, as he sat in his vehicle in a parking lot in November 2011. Authorities said Nunez was having an affair with Kolman’s wife.

Special prosecutor Maryellen Albanese, of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, said Kolman was killed by a fatal dose of Midazolam, which is only available for purchase by those within the dental community.

Albanese said Nunez received “regular shipments” of Midazolam before Kolman’s death. He repeatedly denied possessing the sedative to investigators.

He has pleaded not guilty.

Nunez was separately indicted on multiple felony charges for allegedly providing false information on a gun permit application in Ulster County and for allegedly committing insurance fraud.

Nunez faces 25 years to life in prison if he’s convicted of the murder charge. He also faces up to seven years of jail time for each count of possession of a forged instrument.

Judge Donald Williams ruled that if released, Nunez will be required to wear an electronic monitoring device and is only permitted to travel from his home to either his dental office or his attorney’s office.


Information from: Daily Freeman, https://www.dailyfreeman.com/

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