posted on May 20, 2010 07:23
The fate of Corfu’s Scott Dole rests with the eight women and four men of a Genesee County Court jury.
They are deliberating the guilt of innocence of Doll in the February 2009 bludgeoning death of Joseph Benaquist.
The defense has argued: no motive, no murder weapon and lack of blood spatter on Doll.
Prosecutors say money for used car sales was the motive, although they point out it’s not up to them to prove a motive.
They question why Doll would just come upon his critically injured friend and not call for help.
Doll faces 25 years to life if convicted.
Deliberations resume at 9 this morning.
An arrest has been made in a bloody fight last month in Elba.
42-year-old Gerardo Pineda-Sanchez is accused of cutting the face and thumb of another man during some kind of fracas. The wounds required 85 stitches to close. .
Pineda-Sanchez is charged with Assault and Criminal Possession of a weapon. He’s in the Genesee County Jail on 10-thousand dollars bail.
A Buffalo couple busted for boosting goods from Penneys.
51-year-old Milton Campbell and 39-year-old Maria Manning – both of Buffalo - were spotted by store employees allegedly stuffing merchandise into a black trash bag.
Police said when the couple was approached they fled the store and fled town.
State Police caught up with the pair on Route 33 in Corfu and turned them over to BPD. They are each charged with Grand Larceny.
Both are being held in the county jail without bail.
A record number of volunteers participated in this year’s United Way Day of caring in Genesee County.
They did various projects for local non-profit agencies.
A group of Batavia Lion’s Club members built a bicycle path in the backyard of an ARC group home on Hartshorn Rd.Organizers said 215 people volunteered this year at 45 different work sites. Listen to more:
Former Buffalo Bill Fred Smerlas will not run for congress.
Smerlas has bowed out citing personal reasons.
The Monroe County GOP endorsed Smerlas, even though the former nose tackle never formally announced a run against incumbent Louise Slaughter in the 28th Congressional District.
If you think it has gotten worse to live in the Rochester area with allergies, you are right. A new ranking by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation shows Rochester is now the 29th worst place to live for allergy sufferers. That's a slip from last years ranking of 33rd. Rochester does fare better this year than Buffalo which checked in at number 35.