Second man convicted of fatal beating in Keeseville

ELIZABETHTOWN (AP) – A second man has been found guilty in the fatal beating of another man in northern New York last summer.

The Press-Republican of Plattsburgh reports that an Essex County jury earlier this week found 37-year-old Michael Rivers guilty of first-degree manslaughter and felony gang assault in the death of Robert Rennie.

Earlier this month, 20-year-old Scott Denno was convicted of the same charges for kicking and beating the 45-year-old Rennie to death in the eastern Adirondack village of Keeseville on Aug. 26.

Authorities said the leader of the attack was 40-year-old Paul Taylor, who’s charged with second-degree murder. His trial is pending.

Rivers, Denno and Taylor are from Keeseville, which was also Rennie’s hometown.

Rivers and Denno will be sentenced Aug. 8.