News10NBC obtains paperwork in deadly Gates shooting
Posted at: 09/26/2012 2:51 AM
| Updated at: 09/26/2012 12:57 PM
By: Nikki Rudd | WHEC.com
News10NBC has learned what police say two suspects told investigators after being arrested for a murder outside a Gates shoe store.
Both suspects pleaded not guilty to the charges Wednesday morning in Monroe County Court.
Kesean McKensie-Smith and William Wilkins are charged with murder, robbery and attempted robbery. Police say they tried to rob Montre Bradley while he was waiting in line to buy shoes outside a store in Gates.
Wilkins is accused of shooting Bradley in the stomach. Bradley was 19 years old.
In the indictment obtained by News10NBC, Kesean McKensie-Smith asked Gates Police Investigators, "Do you think I will get 10 years for this?" and "How many years am I looking at?"
Police say William Wilkins - also known as Mugsy -- asked investigators, "How many years am I looking at? Thirty years?" I would be 50 years old when I get out. That's not bad. I could live with that." And, "They got me, tell mommy."
News10NBC has also learned that police say Wilkins is a known member of the Mafia Assassins - a gang in Rochester.
Wilkin's attorney Robert Lamb III says no one was in court to support him but McKensie-Smith's family was. They had no comment but did approach Bradley's family before court to apologize. Bradley's family told them thank you for reaching out, but McKensie-Smith has to pay for what he did.
Assistant District Attorney Timothy Prosperi tells News10NBC Bradley was an innocent victim who had made plans with his friends to be there on the night the shoes were being released.
"I analogize this to people making plans after Thanksgiving to go to store on the evening, and it's a tragedy," said Prosperi.
Lamb says the mother of Wilkins is standing behind her son and his innocence.
"At this point in time everyone's very scared about their son and certainly at the same time, everyone's hearts go out to the victim and their families," Lamb said.
Both men are being held in the Monroe County Jail without bail. They are due back in court on November 21 with a trial scheduled for February 25, 2013.