Syracuse man acquitted of causing gruesome injury to homeless man

Syracuse, NY — Somehow, a homeless man in his 50s was so badly beaten last autumn that fragments of a brick or stone lodged in his brain. But an Onondaga County jury took only a few hours today to find Ross McKinney, 35, not guilty of the brutal assault. The victim, who lived in a homeless encampment off Bear Street near Interstate 81, reported the injury reluctantly, a defense lawyer said. The man didn’t like cops but needed emergency help: his brain, visible through his cracked skull, was exposed to the November weather. Read Full Article