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2 men charged in slayings from 1995

Authorities say they’ve charged two men in separate fatal shootings that occurred on the same Rochester street two weeks apart 20 years ago.

Rochester police and Monroe County prosecutors announced Tuesday that 40-year-old Thomas Pratt and 39-year-old Damien Bedell were both charged with second-degree murder.

Pratt was charged with killing 17-year-old Omar Fulton on July 28, 1995, as he stood on his porch on Grand Avenue. Bedell was charged with shooting 21-year-old Darrest Grimes 16 days later inside the home of the victim’s mother.

Police say the shootings weren’t connected.

Pratt is in Attica state prison serving a 25-years-to-life sentence for killing a man in Rochester in July 1997.

It couldn’t be determined if Pratt and Bedell have attorneys who could comment on the charges.