Rochester Man Convicted in a Kidnapping and Homicide

A jury has convicted a Rochester man in a kidnapping and homicide.

50-year-old Raymond Dukes was convicted of second degree murder, two counts of kidnapping, and assault.

Co-defendant William Crenshaw was convicted of kidnapping and assault.

Victim Tim Lewis was beaten with a baseball bat in February 2020 on Smith Street. He was kidnapped and taken to Dukes' home, where he was kept bound and gagged until rescued by police. But he later died of his injuries.

Dukes and Crenshaw assaulted and kidnapped a woman at the same time.

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