Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on August 21, 2019
A former Rochester parolee has been handed an indictment for murdering a man trying to a stop him from assaulting a woman in Batavia.
Quinton Edmond was indicted yesterday by a Genesee County Grand Jury on a count of second-degree murder for the June first death of Good Samaritan 43 year old Michael Paladino.
Quinton is facing the Class A-1 felony for fatally stabbing Paladino outside of his apartment on Ross Street after he had come to the aid of a woman being beaten by Edmond.
According to the indictment Edmonds is accused of intentionally causing Paladino’s death.
A former business owner in Warsaw has been charged with manslaughter for accidentally causing the death of an employee.
84 year old Ken Murtha has been charged by the Livingston County Sheriff’s with second-degree manslaughter for his alleged recklessness in an incident in May that claimed the life of 21 year old Cecil Beardslee-West.
Murtha owned Ken’s Tree Service for more than 50 years and has recently retired according to family members.
He was arraigned in Livingston County Jail on Tuesday where his attorney entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf.
Beardslee-West was shocked to death while moving logs for Murtha’s tree Service Company in May of this year.
Investigators say that he died as he was holding onto a metal chain attached to a crane that made contact with an overhead power line.
Troopers report the arrest of a woman accused of hitting two girls and killing a dog last week in Wyoming County.
Yesterday 27 year old Lauren Hall of Strykersville, turned herself in and was arrested for the crash that occurred last Thursday night on Dutch Hollow Road near State Route 78 in Sheldon.
Hall allegedly swerved off the road hitting two young girls who were walking a dog on the grass next to the roadway.
The 12 year old sustained serious, non-life-threatening injuries, the 14 year old suffered minor injuries and the dog was killed in the crash.
Hall has been charged with a felony count of leaving the scene of a serious physical injury accident, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal mischief along with other charges.
She was arraigned in Sheldon Town Court and released with her next court date scheduled for September 13.
Governor Cuomo says the decision to change the state’s license plate is rooted in cashless tolling.
People can vote on what the next plate’s design will be, with four choices including the Statue of Liberty, and one featuring the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge over the Hudson River.
Governor Cuomo denied that switching plates is a cash grab, insisting that the state will face a tolling-deficit if they can’t bill license plates with the new technology.
Voting on the next plate’s design runs through September 2nd, and the new plates will debut in April.
According to the Assistant County Engineer the Caswell Road Bridge between Walkers Corners Rd and Cockram Rd will be closed effective tomorrow through October 4th.