New York nightclub owner found not guilty in double murder trial
By Travis Tormey on Friday, December 14, 2012
A Bergen County jury this week found a Queens nightclub owner not guilty after a double homicide trial concluded in Hackensack, New Jersey. The jury found the defendant not guilty of murder but did find him guilty of lesser charges including conspiracy and hindering apprehension. The jury deliberated for less than a day before returning the not guilty verdict after the State presented a strong circumstantial case which included an electronic trail to the crime scene and the defendant’s conflicting statements given to police. The defense argued that this was a professional hit and out of his client’s small time league.
The defendant now faces a maximum of ten (10) years in state prison when he is sentenced next month on the lesser charges. For additional information, see the Bergen Record article entitled, “Queens nightclub owner acquitted in Teaneck double homicice”.