posted on September 03, 2013 07:18
New York State’s highest court will consider overturning the murder conviction of Scott Doll.
Doll, 51,of Corfu was convicted three years ago of killing his former business partner Joseph Benequist.
The issue is whether or not Doll was properly given his Miranda Rights, the right to remain silent before police questioning.
At the time of the initial questioning, Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies came upon Doll with fresh blood on his clothes and a lug wrench in his hand.
Lawmen said that under an emergency exception, they did not have to give Doll the Miranda warning. Deputies said the blood caused them to believe someone needed medical attention.
Doll had claimed he had just butchered a deer.
A lower court upheld the emergency exception, but it was a split 3 to 2 decision.
Doll is serving a sentence of 15 years to life.
An Orleans County man has died from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident last month in the Town of Sweden.
52 year-old Mark Handley of Kendall was hit by a truck while operating his motorcycle on Route 260. Handley had been in Strong Memorial Hospital since the accident on August 14th.
It’s back to school this week for students across Genesee County.
Only one public school district is opening today.
Elba Central students are to report this morning.
Most of the other Genesee County Schools start tomorrow.
LeRoy begins on Thursday.
Batavia students head back to class on Thursday or Friday depending on their grade level.
Eastman Kodak is expected to officially emerge from Chapter Eleven bankruptcy today. Under the plan agreed to by a judge, all Kodak stock will cease to exist and new shares will be issued.
Kodak's board of directors is largely being replaced, and the document imaging and personalized imaging sectors will be owned by Kodak's United Kingdom pension fund.
A new report highlights the frustration being felt by military veterans in Buffalo and across the country as they seek disability payments. The U.S. Veterans Administration says veterans in Buffalo wait an average of 311 days before finding out if they qualify for disability pay. Of the 76-hundred pending claims at the Buffalo office, more than 60-percent are backlogged.
The 27th annual Batavia Jaycees 5K attracted 86 registered runners.
The overall men’s winner was 51 year-old Kevin Sheehan with a time of 18-minutes, 24 seconds
The overall women’s winner was 16 year-old Alexis Kindig.
Her time was 21:30.
Age Group Winners times/results are posted HERE