In the News

Find out recent news, trials, media, and events to track where David R. Morabito is making his mark in New York State.

Murder Trial

April 6, 2016

As Lawrence Richardson and two friends walked down Dayton Street on an April evening in 2012, having left the volunteer operation where Richardson worked to help struggling teens, a man quietly strolled by them, turned, then shot the three of them from behind.

NHL Law Suite

April 6, 2016

In Canada, his home country, Nathan Paetsch saw gambling as a pastime — a legal one.

His family and friends did it. He learned to play poker from his father. “I just kind of grew up around it, not knowing it was really wrong,” Paetsch, a 32-year-old professional hockey player, said in federal court Friday.

Fracking Law Suit

April 6, 2016

A local lawyer has filed a lawsuit against New York State over a recent ban on hydraulic fracturing or fracking. That’s the method of using water under high pressure to drill through rocks to find natural gas. When putting the ban in place the DEC said current safety measures weren’t enough to keep our environment protected.

Gun Trial

April 6, 2016

Michael Walton was scheduled to be sent off to prison Wednesday for a 2013 fatal shooting, until his attorney said he has recovered what could be the murder weapon.

Self-Defense Trial

April 6, 2016

The attorney representing the Elmira man charged with murdering a Corning resident during a robbery last June told a jury Thursday his client killed the victim in self-defense.
Attorney David Morabito made the assertion during opening statements at Marland D. Brooks’ murder trial in Steuben County. Brooks, 39, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and three other felonies for the June 18 stabbing death of Clark VanEtten, 26.

Murder Trial

April 6, 2016

Drug, Theft, and Burglar Trial

April 6, 2016

udge Robert C. Noonan sentenced three men to prison Tuesday afternoon and gave an inmate in county jail one more time to consider a plea offer or prepare for trial.
Kirby S. Wall, 33, of Rochester, was convicted of criminal sale of a controlled substance. It was his second felony conviction; the first one was in 1995.

Murder Trial

April 6, 2016

CANANDAIGUA — In highly dramatic testimony Thursday afternoon, 15-year-old Haley Fonda said she and her wheelchair-bound brother were instructed to thank Frank Garcia for sparing their lives after he allegedly killed her mother and stepfather.

DWI Trial

April 6, 2016

News10NBC is looking more into the arrest of a city judge over the weekend.
State police arrested Judge Leticia Astacio around 8 a.m. Saturday morning on Interstate 490.