Court grants protective order in Irondequoit murder case

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — There’s new movement in the case against the man accused of killing a Brighton businessman.

On Tuesday, the court granted a protective order preventing the defense attorney for Christopher Wernle from disclosing the identity of two prosecution witnesses until 30 days prior to trial, according to the special prosecutor.

Wernle is accused of killing Ted Boucher by beating him over the head with a blunt object.

Boucher was found dead outside of a home on Helendale Road in Irondequoit in May.

Boucher was a businessman and his family had a charitable fund at the Community Foundation.