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LYONS — Charlene Childers, who faced a charge of second-degree murder in the Oct. 22, 2018 deaths of Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn in Sodus, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter Tuesday morning in Wayne County Court.

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Charlene Childers walks into the Wayne County Hall of Justice Tuesday morning in Lyons. Childers pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the fatal shootings of Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn in October 2018.

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LYONS — Two of the people accused of killing two people in Sodus last fall will be tried together, a determination made Thursday morning in Wayne County Court.

PENN YAN — The Branchport man accused of stabbing and beating his mother last August, leading to her death, is heading to a psychiatric facility after a judge ruled he is not competent to stand trial at this time.

PENN YAN — The Branchport man accused of stabbing and beating his mother last summer — those injuries resulted in her death two months later — will not stand trial at the present time.

CANANDAIGUA — An attorney who was involved in an attempted murder case in Geneva pleaded guilty to a witness tampering charge Monday in Ontario County Court.

CANANDAIGUA — A Geneva man was convicted of manslaughter, but acquitted of murder, in the beating death of a suspected burglar in 2017.

PENN YAN — A local man who threw toilet water and its contents on eight corrections officers at the Yates County Jail will be spending more time behind bars.

CANANDAIGUA — The defense in the murder trial of Jeffrey Salone Jr. called no witnesses Thursday morning, paving the way for attorneys to give closing arguments.

LYONS — Martin Smallwood had a chance to walk away after knocking Camilo Robledo unconscious in a Lyons parking lot last July, said Wayne County Assistant District Attorney Christine Callanan.

Judge Craig Doran, administrative judge for the Seventh Judicial District, speaks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for the new Wayne County Centralized Arraignment Court. At his right is Wayne County District Mike Calarco, Wayne County Public Defender Andy Correia and Williamson Town C…

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CANANDAIGUA — The prosecution said Jawuan Brumfield was savagely beaten by several people. The defense maintains Jeffrey Salone Jr. acted in self-defense.

LYONS —The defense attorney for the man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her 14-month-old son suggested police may have continued to interrogate his client well after he had indicated he was done talking.

CANANDAIGUA — More than a week after the trial started, an Ontario County jury was to begin deliberations Tuesday morning in the case of Erin Rhynes.

Alberto Reyes is led in the Wayne County Hall of Justice Monday morning. He is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her son on a farm in Sodus and burying their bodies as well.

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CANANDAIGUA — The prosecution has rested and the defense will not call any witnesses in the Ontario County Court trial of a Geneva man accused of shooting another Geneva man in the head three times during the early-morning hours of April 1, 2018 and leaving him for dead.