Evening News Briefing

Written by on July 24, 2019

Following two days of questioning, a panel of 12 jurors have been selected to hear the case against 37 year old Richard Hanes.
Hanes, a former resident of Holley, is accused of bludgeoning 47 year old Raymond Morgan of Batavia to death in his Liberty Street apartment last July and is facing a charge of second-degree murder.
Morgan was pronounced dead when police arrived at the scene with the cause of death determined to be blunt force trauma to the head.
Morgan was reportedly beaten beyond recognition.
Batavia Police officers and detectives are expected to take the stand to answer questions about their investigation in the coming days.
The first day of testimony coincides with the anniversary of Morgan’s death.

An East Main Street man jailed without bail for violating an order of protection.
26 year old Jordan Bradley of Batavia was arrested on counts of Criminal Contempt, Harassment and Endangering the Welfare of a Child after he allegedly truck an individual who had an order of protection against him.
He was remanded to jail without bail and is expected back in City Court today.

An Ellicott Street man picked up for pot plants on his roof.
City Police took 42 year old Ronald Williams of Batavia into custody on counts of Unlawfully Growing Cannabis and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana after officers allegedly found pot plants growing on the roof of his residence.
Williams was issued an appearance ticket for City Court on July 30th.

The Justice for Children Advocacy Center is inviting the community to attend an Open House at the Justice for Children Advocacy Center at 304 East Main Street in Batavia on Thursday, August 15th from noon until 6 to celebrate the completion of phase one of the renovation of their Batavia location.
Since 2011, the Kiwanis Club of Batavia has led the fundraising efforts raising nearly $200-thousand dollars to create a physical environment at the Justice for Children Advocacy Center that is as welcoming to kids and families.
The construction on phase one commenced in March of this year and was completed at the beginning of July doubling the amount of space available.


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