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3RD SUSPECT ARRESTED IN '93 CABBIE MURDER

State police Friday arrested a third suspect in the 1993 Christmas Day fatal shooting of a Dunkirk cab driver.

Walter Bernard Postell III, 21, of 63 Middle Road, Dunkirk, was charged with second-degree murder and first-degree robbery. He was the third person arrested in what police said was a murder that occurred during a robbery.

The body of Jeffrey M. Bull was found by a hunter in a wooded area on Jan. 22, 1994, in the Town of Sheridan. He had been shot once in the head.

Bull, a driver for the Rainbow Taxi Cab of Dunkirk, was last heard from at 5:47 a.m. on Christmas Day 1993 after he picked up a fare. The snow-covered cab was discovered two days later near the Conrail tracks off Middle Road just inside the city limits.

In August 1996, a Chautauqua County grand jury returned an indictment charging Kevin Hunt, 21, of Dunkirk with two counts of murder, two counts of first-degree robbery and single counts of first-degree unlawful use of a firearm and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Hunt's uncle, Tyrone Harrison, 31 of Silver Creek, has already pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and fourth-degree conspiracy charges in the case.

Postell was arraigned in Town of Sheridan Court by Justice Paul Till and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail without bail.

His arrest Friday was a result of a continuing investigation by state police in Fredonia, the Chautauqua County district attorney's office and Dunkirk police.

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