According to the indictment, Joseph Mylniec shot and killed Robert Irvine "for the purpose of obstructing, delaying, preventing or impeding the communication" of information relating to allegations of sexual abuse.

A former Wyoming County sheriff's deputy has been indicted on charges in connection with a fatal shooting.

On Wednesday, 60-year-old Joseph Mylniec pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and intimidating a witness or victim.

Mylniec is accused of fatally shooting 32-year old Robert Irvine III on March 7. Investigators say Mylniec shot Irvine four times in the driveway of his home on Route 246 in the town of Perry. Mylniec then called 911 to report the shooting.

According to the indictment, Mylniec shot Irvine "for the purpose of obstructing, delaying, preventing or impeding the communication" of information relating to allegations of sexual abuse.

Mylniec will remain in the Wyoming County Jail without bail. His next court appearance is June 21.