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Four indicted for murder in Monroe County

A Monroe County grand jury has indicted four people on charges of second-degree murder in separate incidents this week.

• Daniel Williams Jr., 17, is charged for his alleged involvement in the Aug. 24 shooting death of 28-year-old Walter Smith, who was shot while sitting in his car on Elba Street in the city of Rochester. Williams is being held in Monroe County Jail without bail and was to be arraigned today.

• Victor Crawford, 34, of Rochester, for his alleged role in the Sept. 1 slaying of 25-year-old Aston Spalding outside of the This Is It Jamaican-American Restaurant at 211 Genesee St. Crawford is also charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He will be arraigned Thursday and is being held on $250,000 bail or $500,000 bond.

• Anthony Morgan, 22, for his alleged role in the death of an infant in August 2008. Morgan, who is also charged with first-degree assault, is accused of throwing 14-month-old Ramon Rodriguez against a hard surface, fracturing his skull. The child died days later. Morgan is serving time in the Orleans County Correctional Facility on robbery charges but will be transported for arraignment on Oct. 21.

• Maurice Faison, 23, for his alleged role in the Sept. 3 death of his 9-month-old son Tristan Jordan Faison, who was found unresponsive in his crib by his mother in the couple’s home on Hartsen Street after being left in Faison’s care. Faison is to be arraigned Thursday.