Rochester Man Guilty in Pearce St. Homicide

A Rochester man has been convicted in a September homicide in the Edgerton neighborhood.

54-year-old Ronald Lagasse was found guilty of second-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Lagasse bludgeoned 65-year-old Mary Simzer to death in an alley on Pearce Street, off North Plymouth Avenue.

Lagasse was previously convicted of rape in 1997.

He'll be sentenced in August.

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