posted on May 01, 2010 10:01
Jury selection is scheduled to being on Monday for the trial of 46 year old Scott Doll of Corfu. He’s accused of murdering 66-year-old Joseph Benaquist on February 16th of 2009. Benaquist was found bludgeoned to death in the driveway of his home on the Knapp Road in the Town of Pembroke. Doll is charged with second degree murder. The trial is expected to take 3 weeks. District Attorney Lawrence Friedman is the prosecutor and Attorney Paul Cambria is the defense counsel. The two men were business associates.
Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating the suspicious death of 54-year-old Robert Shields of Cadyville Road in the Town of Livonia. Shields was found dead in his yard on Friday morning. Livingston County Sheriff John York is advising the public that there is no threat to area residents.
One person was taken to United Memorial Medical Center yesterday afternoon after a two-car crash at the intersection of Town Line Road and Maple Street Road in the Town of Alabama. Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies say a car driven by 46 year old Susan Neamon of the Thomas Road in Varysburg rear-ended a car driven by 53 year old Cheryl Vagg of Evans Street in Batavia. Vagg was waiting to make a right hand turn onto Maple Street Road when struck. Vagg was taken to UMMC for treatment of injuries. No tickets were issued. Neither Neamon nor a passenger in the Vagg car were injured.
An Attica man was treated at Wyoming County Community Hospital after he lost control of his motorcycle yesterday. Wyoming County Sheriff’s Deputies say Logan Good of the Merle Road in Attica was operating his cycle on Route 19A in Portageville when his riding glove became entangled the throttle resulting in the cycle going out of control and crashing. Good was released from the hospital after treatment of injuries.
A special meeting of the Genesee County Legislature has been called for Wednesday evening. The purpose of the meeting is to consider a contract with Insource Healthcare Solutions of Buffalo for Genesee County Nursing Services. County Manage Jay Gsell says this would be done rather than hiring a new county employee to replace John Denske, who is retiring on May 14 as director of the Genesee County Nursing Home. A County committee is recommending the Legislature approve a contract with Insource Healthcare solutions. Gsell told our news partner the Batavian that the contract would authorize the county to pay Insource 11 thousand dollars per month, the same cost as a full time county employee being placed in the position. The special legislative meeting will be held Wednesday night at 5:30PM in the Legislature Conference Room in the Old Courthouse at 7 Main Street.