Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on July 3, 2019
A Town of Irving woman has been convicted of killing a college student near Darien Lake last August.
A Genesee County Court jury found 48-year-old Jennifer Serrano was drunk when she struck 18-year-old Connor Lynskey on Sumner Road following the Jason Aldean concert at Darien Lake.
Lynskey, an 18 year old Siena College student, was heading back to his campsite when he was hit.
Serrano’s trial lasted six days. It took the just only three hours to find Serrano guilty of manslaughter, leaving the scene, and drunk driving.
She faces up to 14 years in prison when she’s sentenced in August.
Genesee County Court Judge Charles Zambito has rejected a defense attempt to remove D-A Lawrence Friedman from an assault case.
Attorney Frank Housh represents Antwan Odom who is charged with stabbing Ray Leach last summer.
Housh was at odds with Friedman over whether Odom should be granted youthful offender status.
The defense claims that Leach was the first aggressor in the fracas and that Odom was just defending himself.
The trial is scheduled to begin early next month.
Medal of Honor recipient David Bellavia again in the national spotlight.
The Batavia resident will throw out the ceremonial first pitch in tonight’s Mets – Yankees game at Ctiti Field in Queens.
Just last week Bellavia was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Trump for meritorious service during the Iraq war.
The Batavia Muckdogs are in sole possession of first place in the NYP League’s Pinckney Division.
The Dogs beat the State College Spikes last night one to nothing.
The Muckdogs have taken the two games of the three game series.
First pitch tonight is 7:05. Hear the call on WBTA.
If you are looking for a local fireworks show on the 4th of July you may be out of luck.
Fireworks are scheduled for tonight at Dwyer Stadium following the Muckdogs game.
And fireworks are scheduled Friday at Batavia Downs to follow the Kim Mitchel concert.