Rochester man indicted on murder charges in connection with grandmother's death

Updated: 07/21/2014 12:21 PM
Created: 07/21/2014 12:11 PM WHEC.com

A 22-year-old Rochester man has been indicted on murder and arson charges in connection with the death of his grandmother.

Winnie Butler, 52, was found dead inside her home on Fernwood Avenue home after a fire on July 9.

Police say Butler's grandson, Donkish Lesane, intentionally set the fire but that Butler was dead before the fire started. There's no word on Butler's cause of death.

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