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Man, woman accused of beating, robbing woman at Rochester motel

Two people were arrested on assault and robbery charges after police said a woman was beaten and robbed at a motel in Rochester in April.
Investigators with the Rochester Police Department said Christopher Pate, 34, and Jennifer Shea, 44, were charged in connection with the assault and robbery of Alicia Saladyga on April 7 at the 490 Motel.
According to police, Pate and Shea assaulted and robbed Saladyga in her motel room. Saladyga was hospitalized due to her injuries. Police said her condition worsened in the hospital; she died on April 22.
The Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy to determine a cause of death. Based on the results, more charges could be filed against Pate and Shea by a grand jury.
Pate and Shea were taken into custody Thursday and charged with second-degree assault, second-degree robbery, and first-degree burglary.
There is a history between Pate and the Rochester Police Department In May 2018, Pate was walking on Bloss Street when he was stopped by officers after they said he was mistaken for a wanted suspect. Pate said he provided ID, but was grabbed, had a stun gun used against him, handcuffed and beaten, Charges against him were later dropped – and one of the officers involved, Michael Sippel, was later found guilty of assault during a bench trial and fired from the Rochester Police Department.
In October 2020, Pate and Shea were arrested and charged with assault for allegedly beating a man with a hammer and cutting the victim’s face with a razor blade.
Pate and Shea are scheduled to be arraigned in Rochester City Court on Friday at 9:30 a.m.

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