posted on March 31, 2011 07:28
Four people have been indicted on federal murder charges in connection with the death of an Orleans County comic book collector.
77-year-old Homer Marciniak of Medina died last July after he was beaten during a home invasion robbery.
Police said the robbery was an attempt to steal Marciniak’s comic book collection, valued at 40-thosuand dollars.
Charged with Felony Murder were:
41-year-old Rico Vendetti; 26-year-old Arlene Combs; 42-year-old Albert Parsons and 23-year-old Donald Griffin, all from Rochester.
During the robbery, Marciniak was beaten. He was taken to Medina Memorial Hospital, treated for his wounds and released. Several hours later he was readmitted to the hospital where he died of a heart attack.
The four face life in prison without parole.
New York State lawmakers finalized the budget early this morning. The over 132-billion-dollar plan chops spending by roughly two percent and closes a ten-billion-dollar deficit without borrowing.
The budget passed early for the first time since 2005. The budget will now be sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Batavia Police are trying to locate a runaway teenager.
15-year-old Justice Osborne of Pearl Street has been missing since Tuesday night.
Police have no evidence of foul play, they say Justice has runaway before.
If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Justice Osborne, you are asked to call Batavia Police. See photo and original story HERE
Closing arguments are scheduled for today in the City Grill murders trial in Buffalo.
Riccardo McCray is accused of shooting and killing four people and wounding four others outside the popular restaurant last summer.
His lawyer called no witnesses to testify in McCray's defense.
Jurors have been told to bring a change of clothes, indicating that they'll likely be sequestered overnight if they can't reach a verdict on the day they start deliberating.