Two people accused in the investigation of a theft and pawnbroker scheme were found not guilty of most of the charges against them Monday following a bench trial in the case earlier this month.
Chaos erupts outside courtroom after judge finds UR stabbing was self-defense. Daren Venable left Rochester's Hall of Justice a free man Thursday, but he could not escape wrath from those who knew Jeffrey Bordeaux Jr. -- the man a judge said Venable killed in self-defense.
'It was all so tragic. I'm so sorry,' ex-professor says of wife's slaying. Former college profession Timothy D. Wells said Friday that he felt over-whelmed by personal and professional failures when he strangled his wife nearly a year ago.
It took three trials but a Rochester man has been found not guilty of killing a teenager during a robbery a year ago. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Stephen R. Sirkin on Tuesday aquitted Blake L. Alford of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in the death of 15-year-old Donald Stevens, who was gunned down on Hudson Avenue on Sept. 18, 2008.
Warsaw - Wyoming County Judge Mark H. Dadd issued a not guilty verdict Friday in the trial of a Covington man charged with shooting his ex-girlfriend. The judge found Joel Hammond, 47, not guilty of attempted murder and first-degree assault about 10 minutes after closing arguments were completed in Wyoming County Court.
More than anything else, James Nobles believes an attorney must be a passionate and zealous advocate of those he or she represents. "The most important thing is that you have to represent your client to 110 percent of your ability," the Rochester criminal defense attorney said.
After deliberating for more than six hours Monday, a jury convicted 19-year-old Henry J. Cox on two counts of first-degree robbery for his involvement in the slaying of community activist James Slater. Cox was found not guilty on two second-degree murder charges. The three-day murder trial concluded Monday.