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Testimony starts in trial of Rochester man accused of killing East High School student

Amazing investigative work, that's what officials say led up to the arrest of a man who is now on trial for the murder of a East High School junior.

The trial for Devonte Lively began Wednesday with opening statements. He's accused of killing 17-year-old Larie Butler. Butler was missing for a week before being found in a backyard pool in Irondequoit.

News10NBC learned more about how investigators found Larie Butler's body in the pool in March of last year. News10NBC also heard emotional testimony from Larie's mother.

The day Larie went missing, her family went to Devonte Lively's house to ask him where she was. Larie had told her mother they were going to the mall. Larie's mother was in tears when she told the jury what Lively kept telling her, “I swear to God, ma'am. I don't know where she is. I dropped her off at East High School."

Man charged in connection with Short Street shooting

Rochester Police have charged a 22-year-old Rochester man in connection with a shooting on Short Street in April.

Kelvin Haygood is charged with attempted robbery, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Investigators say they received a tip from a community member about the shooting on April 23 which led to Haygood's arrest.

The victim, 36-year-old Howard Robinson, was shot in the upper body.

Rochester teen charged with criminal possession of a weapon

Rochester Police have arrested a teen they say was in possession of a loaded shotgun.

Sixteen-year-old Christopher Turner of Rochester is charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

Investigators say they received a call for a suspicious person on Weeger Street just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday. When officers located the person matching the caller’s description, they took him into custody.

Police say that individual was Turner and he had a loaded shotgun in his possession.

Opening statements begin Wednesday in trial of Rochester man accused of murdering East High School student

Opening statements will get underway Wednesday in the case against a Rochester man accused of killing a 17-year-old East High School junior and dumping her body in a swimming pool.

The district attorney's office says all 12 jurors as well as alternates have been seated in the case against Devante Lively.

Lively is accused of killing 17-year-old Larie Butler. She was missing for a week before police found her body at the bottom of a swimming pool in Irondequoit.

Three Rochester residents charged with robbery, grand larceny

Three Rochester residents are facing charges after police say they robbed a bicyclist on North Clinton Avenue shortly after midnight.

Police say the suspects – 18-year-old Amos Harring, 16-year-old Maxwell Boards and a juvenile – confronted the victim and blocked his path. Investigators say the juvenile displayed a gun while another suspect stole the victim’s cell phone and took off.

A short time later, police say officers spotted the suspects and took them into custody. According to police, they recovered the gun and stolen cell phone.

All three are charged with robbery, grand larceny and criminal possession of a weapon.

State employee, accused of double dipping, due in court Tuesday

She is accused of stealing taxpayer money by falsifying time sheets and working another job on the state’s time.

Investigators say 28-year-old Renee Smith of Livonia was on state time while she was coaching local high school and college basketball and softball teams when she was supposed to be working with people with developmental disabilities as part of her job with the state as a recreational therapist.

Smith is due in Rochester City Court at 9:30 a.m.

Former RPD captain indicted in death of his son

News10NBC has learned new information in the case of a former Rochester Police Department captain accused of shooting and killing his son.

According to our Utica affiliate, WKTV, a judge ruled there is enough evidence to indict Michael Leach on a second-degree murder charge.

Leach is accused of killing his son, Matthew, last summer, while the two were at a motel in the Adirondacks. Leach has said he thought his son was an intruder.

According to WKTV, Leach will be back in court on June 6. His trial date is set for August 5.