Nobles appointed as special prosecutor in Brighton businessman’s murder case

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

Defense attorney James Nobles will be stepping into that role.

Nobles confirms the previously appointed prosecutor was not able to continue in the role. Yates County District Attorney will also serve as special prosecutor in this case.

Ted Boucher, 65, was found dead outside of a home on Helendale Road in Irondequoit in May.

Christopher Wernle is charged with killing him by beating Boucher over the head with a blunt object.

Nobles confirms special prosecutors are required because Boucher’s son is an Assistant District Attorney in the county.

Nobles himself worked as a Monroe County Assistant District Attorney in the County Court Bureau earlier in his career.