Two men have been charged with second-degree murder, accused of beating another man to death, then taking his sneakers, valued at $50.
According to police, Corey Becoats and Jason Wright used blunt objects to kill Hayden Spears on Aug. 28. Both 32-year-old Rochester men were arraigned Tuesday on murder and robbery charges and sent to Monroe County Jail without bail.
Spears was found dead in a vacant lot. Authorities said he had been the victim of violence before. In February, on a city street, he was shot in the chest and leg. Outside a store in 2001, he was shot in the chest. He was also shot in 2000.