Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on August 28, 2019
37 year old parolee Richard Hanes has been sentenced to 25 years to life in the bludgeoning death of Raymond Morgan last summer.
Hanes was found guilty earlier this month in a Genesee county Court jury trial.
Prosecutors said Hanes beat Morgan to death with 20 to 25 blows from a hammer.
A four year old boy is dead in what authorities are calling an apparent accidental drowning in LeRoy.
The child was found in a swimming pool in a nearby yard early this morning. Attempts were made to revive the child who was later rushed to UMMC where he was pronounced dead.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Deputies say that the preliminary investigation indicates an accidental drowning.
The name of the boy and any additional details are not being released.
A suspected stabbing in Batavia lands a city woman behind bars without bail.
27 year old Britany Smith of Pringle Ave. is charged with assault and menacing.
City police say Smith was collared following an altercation on Hutchins Street last Friday.
Criminal records are being cleared today for thousands of New Yorkers with low level marijuana convictions. Its part of the state’s new marijuana decriminalization law that also makes possession of under two ounces of pot a violation and caps fines at 200-dollars. I
It’s estimated more than13-thosuand New York City residents and ten-thousand from the rest of the state will automatically have their records expunged. Governor Cuomo calls the law long overdue.