Caledonia Murderer Guilty as Charged

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A jury convicted the man charged with murdering and burning a 64-year old woman. The jury found Aykut Ozkaynak, 34, guilty of Murder in the Second Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence, both of which are felonies. Defense attorney Steve Sessler requested an adjournment for the preparation of a pre-sentence investigation. "You are judging the prosecution's case," said Sessler in summations, before the jury began … [Read more...]

LaDue Found Guilty of 2 Misdemeanors, Not 18 Rapes

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The jury found Kyle LaDue guilty of two misdemeanor charges in a case that charged 18 felony counts of rape. After a four-day trial, LaDue, 21, was found guilty of misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child and misdemeanor Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree. Those charges were for smoking marijuana with one of the complaining witnesses and sending her texts after he was arrested in this case and an order of … [Read more...]

Lima Jury Convicts Driver for Nearly Hitting Deputies

LIMA – A Lima jury returned a guilty verdict on Thursday against a Lima man who blew through a safety checkpoint, nearly striking two Livingston County Deputy Sheriffs, in July 2016. Steven Commanda, 36, was convicted of Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree, Reckless Driving, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, all of which are misdemeanors. "I will be asking the judge … [Read more...]

Jury Convicts Brooks of Cooking Books as Mount Morris School Clerk

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A former Mount Morris Central School clerk was found guilty on felony charges Thursday afternoon for exploiting her access to the school’s payroll system to write herself $1699.62 in checks. Jennifer Brooks, 45, of Nunda, was found guilty of Tampering with Public Records, Falsifying Business Records, and Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, all of which are felonies. "We thank the jury for their service," said Brooks' … [Read more...]

Cuban Hustler Caught in Livonia Pleads Guilty at First Court Date

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – One of two men who are alleged to have stolen, cloned and illegally used credit cards in multiple counties pled guilty at his first appearance in Livingston County Court on May 5. Juan Pablo Cosio Aguila, 26, represented by attorney David Wade, pled guilty at arraignment to three counts of felony Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree and one count of felony Identity Theft in the Second … [Read more...]

Two More Caledonia Robbers Cave and Plead Guilty to Felonies

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Two more suspects have pled guilty to felonies in connection the brutal beating and robbery of an Avon man of cash owed for an illegal marijuana sale. Courtney Ortiz, 21, of Caledonia, pled guilty to felony Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree. Josue Quinones, 24, of Rochester, pled guilty to felony Robbery in the Second Degree. Judge Robert Wiggins said that he would allow both of them to remain out of custody until … [Read more...]

Jury Convicts Geneseo Man of Dealing Mushrooms and Weed in Village

GENESEO – A jury convicted a Geneseo man of multiple felony drug charges stemming from an undercover drug buy and investigation by the Livingston County Drug Task Force (DTF) Thursday morning. Matthew Stephany, 43, was convicted of felony Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, and two counts of misdemeanor Criminal Sale of Marijuana in the Fourth … [Read more...]

Boo Henry Caves, Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Deputy During Escape

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – After briefly preparing for trial, Richard 'Boo' Henry, the man who led law enforcement on a week-long manhunt over the summer of 2015, has caved and admitted to causing a knee injury to a Livingston County Sheriff's Deputy by running off while being arrested for an alleged parole violation. Richard 'Boo' Henry, 36, pled guilty to felony Assault in the Second Degree, with a sentence promise of 6 years in state prison and 5 … [Read more...]

‘The House’ Pleads Guilty to Coke Sale to Undercover Cops

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A former Avon resident pled guilty to a felony Tuesday morning for selling cocaine to undercover members of the Livingston County Drug Task Force. Matthew House, 39, pled guilty to felony Attempted Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and agreed to serve 3 years in state prison followed by 3 years on parole as a second felony offender, having been convicted of Assault in the Second Degree in … [Read more...]

Swick Guilty as Charged, Stares Down 30 Years for Car Thefts

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A jury returned a guilty verdict on all charges on Thursday for a Dansville man arrested for the thefts of three cars in Dansville and numerous petty thefts from unlocked vehicles in Livingston County. Christopher Swick, 30, is now facing more than his own lifetime in prison for felony Burglary in the Second Degree, felony Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, felony Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth … [Read more...]