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A former Genesee County man will serve 20 years to life in state prison for the murder of his former girlfriend.
36-year-old David McNamara was sentenced yesterday in Cayuga County court for the 2011 strangulation death of Katie Socci.
McNamara admitted he strangled the 29-year-old woman as the couple’s 18month old daughter slept in another room.
McNamara was a registered nurse. He had lived in Batavia and LeRoy up until 2010.
He has compiled a police record while he lived here.
The Cayuga County D-A described McNamara as, “a real life monster.”

State Assemblyman Steve Hawley says he needs more room for his upcoming forum on the state’s new SAFE Act.
Hawley is moving his forum to the Steiner Theatre on the GCC Batavia campus this Thursday at 6:30pm.
Hawley will be joined by representatives of law enforcement and the NRA.
The public will have the opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns about the state’s gun control law.

The cause of a fire on Ross Street Batavia Fire has been labeled electrical. 
Batavia Fire Chief Jim Maxwell tells WBTA the blaze at 33 Ross Street two weeks ago was triggered by an electrical malfunction but just what caused the problem remains unknown. 
The fire extensively damaged the interior of the century old landmark home. 

Police in LeRoy arrest two men with a thirst for allegedly stealing brews from a business on West Main Street in the village.
40-year Ted Kingsley, and 52-year-old Earl Pickard are accused by police of taking numerous” items from the store, including two 24-ounce cans of beer. 
Both men are facing one count of petit larceny. 

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is backing a proposal to raise the city's tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21.  He says he was skeptical at first, but saw that it has worked in England. 

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