Rochester man charged with murder of youth empowerment worker

Created: 05/14/2014 3:35 PM WHEC.com

Rochester Police have arrested a man for the murder of a youth empowerment worker.

Devante Spencer, 21, of Rochester, is charged with second-degree murder.

Police say Spencer shot and killed Lawrence Richardson on Dayton Street on April 19, 2012. Richardson was 22-years-old. He had dedicated his life to helping troubled teens and helped organize a teen empowerment peace march in 2011.

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