Suspected war criminal, Kevin Quander’s, newest mug shot
By Reader-Researcher A.L.
UPDATE: Parolee charged with murder following South Ave. homicide pleads not guilty
March 04, 2017 05:49 P.M.
Update: We were at Kevin Quander's arraignment on Saturday, where we learned that he has pled not guilty. He will be held in jail until March 9th at 10:30 a.m., which is when the pre-trial hearing will take place. He is being held on no bail.
In addition, according to arraignment paperwork, Quander is accused of forcibly stealing property from Charlotte Lahr while armed with a knife. In addition he is accused of using a wine bottle to beat Lahr about the head and face during the alleged robbery, which the complaint argues caused her death.
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page has been set up for Charlotte Lahr to help pay for funeral expenses.
[N.S.: I cannot vouch for the legitimacy of the GoFundMe page. These pages are frequently set up by con artists, in order to fleece generous members of the public. As gofraudme has repeatedly shown, the operator of GoFundMe makes no effort to protect the public from criminals. He is only concerned with being PC, and raking in the dough.]
A parolee has been arrested for a brazen attack on a woman at a liquor store on South Avenue Thursday evening.
Police say 59-year-old Kevin Quander has been charged with first degree murder and first degree robbery. They add that Quander is currently on parole for first degree robbery, and was just released from prison on January 12, 2017.
Police tell us that officers responded to South Avenue just before 5:00 p.m. Thursday evening when they found 46-year-old
Charlotte Lahr of Greece seriously injured. They tell us Lahr was pronounced dead following first aid attempts by the Rochester Police Department and the Rochester Fire Department. Lahr owned Char’s South Ave. Wine and Liquor -- the scene of the attack.
Friday afternoon, friends of the victim brought flowers and balloons in Lahr's memory to the scene. Everyone is still in shock. Since Thursday night, we've been hearing from people who knew her.
"She was a very bubbly, very lively woman, really, she knew all of us by name and she was excited when we came in," says Mickey Lavicska, RIT student. "It's a total shock."
Mickey Lavicska is a regular customer at Char's South Ave. Wine and Liquor. He describes the owner, Charlotte Lahr or Char, as a kind woman who made everyone feel welcome.
"She was a wonderful woman," says Lavicska. "She was fine. The whole place was secure. I don't understand why anyone would want to hurt her. If they wanted to rob they could just take something and not have to do anything like that."
Lahr's death marks the second homicide in the city this year. Lahr was discovered with what police described as severe trauma to her upper body. Attempts to give her first aid and CPR failed and she was declared dead at the scene.
Friday morning, before a press conference, Mayor Lovely Warren asked everyone to pause for a moment of silence in memory of Lahr. The mayor said the city is working hard every day to steer people away from committing crimes.
"One thing that we cannot do is legislate morality," said Mayor Warren. "We can hope that once people make that decision they're held accountable. That's what we plan to do here. Whoever committed this crime, we plan to make sure that that person is held accountable."
Lynette Adams and Nina Porciuncula
Updated: March 04, 2017 05:49 P.M.
Created: March 03, 2017 04:33 P.M.
N.S.: According to an update by WHEC reporter Nina Porciuncula, Quander was a career criminal who had been under intense supervision, and who had already violated parole twice, but had not been returned to prison.
Note that black felons of all ages routinely violate parole, probation, and house arrest, without being punished, and then go on to commit murder, e.g., the murderers of Eve Carson (NC) and Samuel Irick (TX).