Morning News Briefing

Written by on January 23, 2020

The Rochester man accused of killing a good Samaritan on Ross Street over the summer is now looking at serious prison time following a guilty plea.
Quinton Edmonds admitted in County Court Tuesday, to killing Michael Paladino on Ross Street June 1st.
Paladino was attacked after he attempted coming to the aid of a woman he thought was being assaulted by Edmonds.
In his plea agreement Edmonds avoids a possible 25-to-life sentence he could have faced if found guilty at trial and instead gets a sentence cap of 20-to-life in state prison.
Edmonds is scheduled for sentencing the morning of February 19th.

Warrant out for a Batavia woman who reportedly stopped paying restitution.
47 year old Heidi Schollard was scheduled to appear in Genesee County Court yesterday after she reportedly stopped paying her monthly restitution payments of 500 dollars to the elderly victims she stole over $350K from between 2006 and 2011.
Schollard was ordered to begin paying back her victims when she was convicted on multiple counts of grand larceny back in 2012, managing to pay back over $15K that she stole.
Schollard didn’t show up in court and is now wanted on a bench warrant. For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

A domestic incident with choking ends in arrest for a Harvester Ave man.
Batavia Police took 38 year old Brian Miller into custody following report of a domestic incident at a Harvester Ave address last Sunday evening.
Miller was charged with Harassment, Criminal Mischief and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and was ultimately released with an appearance ticket for City Court on January 30th.

Batavia man arrested for for Unlawful Imprisonment.
27 year old Kyle Mancuso of Ellicott Street in the City was arrested and charged with Unlawful Imprisonment, Harassment and Criminal Mischief after investigation into a domestic incident that allegedly occurred early Sunday morning.
Mancuso is expected to reappear in Batavia City Court today.

Cameron Collins, the son of ex-Republican Congressman Chris Collins, will find out today how long he’ll be spending behind bars.
The 27-year-old pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit securities fraud.
Prosecutors believe he should spend at least 37 months in prison, but the U.S. Probation Office is recommending a six-month sentence.
His father will spend 26 months in custody after pleading guilty to federal insider trading charges.

For the second year in a row, state lawmakers will try and reach a deal on recreational marijuana legalization.
Governor Cuomo made a push for it in his budget address Tuesday, claiming it could generate much needed tax revenue and economic activity. Similar legislation failed last year after questions were raised about public safety and how any new tax dollars would be spent.
The governor says he’d like to see marijuana legalization discussed in the upcoming state budget negotiations.


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