Suspect arrested in Hamlin double homicide

September 28, 2018 09:04 AM

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office made an arrest Thursday night in the Hamlin double homicide investigation. 

Investigators charged 19-year-old Mason Earle with two counts of murder in the second degree for the deaths of 20-year-old Alexander Burrow and 18-year-old Bruce Kane. 

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On Sept.10, the two Brockport High School graduates were found in a burned out car on King Street in Hamlin. Investigators later discovered that both victims had also been shot.

Police told News10NBC that the suspect did know the victims. School officials confirm Earle graduated from Brockport High School in 2017. He was on the JV wrestling team in 9th and 10th grade. Kane graduated from the high school this past June and Burrow graduated in 2016. 

Authorities believe that the incident was drug related, specifically to marijuana.

"Thank God we have someone custody right now; that can put a little peace in the mind of the community," Sheriff Baxter told News10NBC. "But [to] the families, we'll never be able to say anything that brings peace to them, except that we're going to pursue all other leads, put people in handcuffs and bring them before the court system."

Earle was arraigned in Hamlin Town Court Thursday night. He is scheduled to reappear in court Wednesday, Oct. 3. at 8 a.m. 

If convicted, Earle faces 25 years to life behind bars. 


Daniella Genovese

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