Rochester man pleads guilty in the death of 10-year-old

June 13, 2018 07:55 AM

A Rochester man pleaded guilty to several charges on Tuesday including second-degree manslaughter for the death of 10-year-old J'Vieon Grayson-Sutton.

Walter Morse, 31, also pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted murder for the shooting of 35-year-old Michael Coles and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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Morse admitted to recklessly causing the death of his 10-year-old stepson on June 12, 2017. Morse left his stepson home alone where the child ingested furanyl fentanyl, which Morse had left in the apartment.

On October 19, 2017, Morse had fired several gunshots at Coles, J'Vieon's father. Coles was shot three times and hospitalized.

The Greater Rochester Narcotics Enforcement Team executed a search of Morse's home and found cocaine with the intent to sell.

Morse will be sentenced on July 24. He is expected to receive a maximum sentence of 15 years for manslaughter charges and concurrent sentences of 10 and 2 years.


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