Tag Archives: Monroe County Court

Appellate Court criticizes Monroe County Court judge

A state appellate court decried the actions of a Monroe County Court judge who arranged for a co-defendant’s testimony in exchange for limited sentence. In a June 9 decision, the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department, unanimously affirmed ...

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Rochester man convicted in fatal shooting

A Rochester man was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder for a fatal shooting in November. A Monroe County jury also convicted Akeem Harris, 27, of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Harris had ...

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Abuser gets 60 years

Antwon Smith, 34, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for sexual abuse. Monroe County Court Judge Victoria Argento sentenced  Smith, who was convicted on Jan. 6 of three counts of predatory sexual assault against a child and two counts ...

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Fourth Department reserves and remits case for decision on motion

The Fourth Department has sent a case back to Monroe County Court because of a motion that was never decided before the verdict was reached. In December 2011, Artamion J. Moore was convicted of second-degree murder, two counts of second-degree ...

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Murder indictment filed in death of elderly Greece resident

A Monroe County grand jury has indicted Omar Quarles, 23, in the death of 86-year-old Charles Fields, of Greece. Quarles is charged with two counts of second-degree murder, first-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny, and fourth-degree criminal mischief. On Oct. 8, Greece Police ...

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Driver sentenced in fatal crash

Monroe County Court Judge Douglas Randall on Tuesday sentenced Terry Blue, 56, to 2 1/3 to seven years in prison for his role in a fatal drunk-driving crash. Blue pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, two counts of aggravated driving while ...

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Guilty verdict in kidnapping and robbery case

A Monroe County jury on Friday convicted Vernon Cleveland Jr. of kidnapping and robbery. Cleveland, 26, was convicted of second-degree kidnapping and two counts of second-degree robbery. On March 25 Cleveland robbed a restaurant delivery driver at gunpoint, then forced the victim ...

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Judge tosses murder conviction

A judge has tossed out the murder conviction of a man found guilty of playing a role in the fatal shooting of three people outside a Rochester community center last year. Monroe County Court Judge Douglas Randall on Thursday set ...

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Jury convicts man of attempted murder

A Monroe County Court jury convicted a Rochester man of attempted murder Monday. Franklin Leonard, 62, was found guilty of attempted first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping, second-degree robbery, third-degree robbery and second-degree menacing. In Oct. 21, 2015, Leonard tried to rob Stefanou Realtors in ...

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Judge imposes 18-year sentence for home invasion attack

Monroe County Court Judge Victoria Argento on Wednesday sentenced 31-year-old Edmund Buntley to 18 years in prison for an attack on his girlfriend. Buntley, who also was sentenced to five years of post-release supervision, entered his ex-girlfriend’s home through a window on ...

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Convicted killer faces 25 to life in prison

A Monroe County jury on Monday convicted Adalberto Marrero, 40, of second-degree murder in connection with the death of 23 year old Jonathan Padilla. Marrero also was convicted of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. At 2 p.m. on Aug. 10, ...

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