A homicide arrest -- more than six months after the crime. The victim's brother in law is now charged with criminally negligent homicide.
It happened during a fight at a family barbecue last summer. The suspect is 54-year-old Ollie Porchea of Rochester.
Porchea was processed Thursday morning but he won’t be going to jail. He was released on his own recognizance after he pleaded not guilty to the charges. He didn't respond when we asked him for a comment.
Police say he killed his brother in law, Jerry Lee Maxwell, during a fight on North Street in the city last July. Maxwell died from a head injury; his neck was also broken in the fight.
Family members were in court today but didn't comment either.
Prosecutors say it took them time to gather all the evidence and interview witnesses before they decided to present the case to a grand jury.
Porchea is due back in court on Monday.