After recently having his manslaughter case dismissed, a Geneva man has found himself re-indicted on a greater charge.
In court on Wednesday, Jeffrey Salone Jr. 29, was arraigned on second degree murder, first degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence. His initial charge of first degree manslaughter was tossed by Ontario County Court Judge Brian Dennis for a procedural error during the grand jury indictment.
“Every grand jury is different, They all have their own life experiences,” said First Assistant District Attorney Jason MacBride. “The office represented the case to a new grand jury and they came back with this indictment.”
Over 15 friends and family members of Jawuan Brumfield, who was killed by Salone in his apartment, attended the court proceeding wearing buttons and t-shirts in memory of their deceased loved one. Salone claimed he awoke in the middle of the night to find Brumfield allegedly robbing him in his apartment and a fight ensued where he ended up beating him to death.
Investigators state that the evidence doesn’t match Salone’s version of the events.