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Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby Pops16 on Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:25 pm

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-south/jury-acquits-two-men-of-shooting-clairton-police-officer-649300/

Not sure what was going on in this one. I thought there was a wire of one admitting to being involved and also a confession. I can't wait to hear the explanation on this one.
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Re: Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby FallenHero96 on Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:40 pm

I'm speechless. :cry:
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Re: Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:45 pm

I'd like to slap the taste out of the mouth of that one suspect's mother.
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Re: Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby Gaucho on Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:51 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:I'd like to slap the taste out of the mouth of that one suspect's mother.


What if her boy really is innocent?

I didn't follow the case, though. No idea how much of a shock this verdict is.
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Re: Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby Pops16 on Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:57 pm

Gaucho wrote:What if her boy really is innocent? I didn't follow the case, though. No idea how much of a shock this verdict is.



Mr. Andrejco was arrested four days later, but Mr. Rivera wasn't picked up until October, after he admitted his involvement in the crime to a confidential informant who wore a wire to record the conversations.

During its 2 1/2 days of deliberations, the jurors asked to hear the recorded statement of Mr. Andrejco, in which he admitted his involvement in the Miller Avenue incident that led to the shooting and paralysis of Officer Kuzak.

The jurors at one point also returned to the courtroom asking to hear recordings involving Mr. Rivera.

Mr. Rivera also confessed in his statement. His fiancee, who told police of Mr. Rivera's involvement, testified at trial that she lied to investigators and simply told them what they wanted to hear so they would not take her young son from her.


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/loc ... z23kF3GJKB


I'm gonna go ahead and say no, he isn't innocent.
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Re: Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby Geezer on Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:00 pm

How in blue blazes could you be guilty of breaking in and robbing the place but not guilty of participating in the shooting? Did the bullets come from a night time shooting range some distance away?
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Re: Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby Gaucho on Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:03 pm

Pops16 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:What if her boy really is innocent? I didn't follow the case, though. No idea how much of a shock this verdict is.



Mr. Andrejco was arrested four days later, but Mr. Rivera wasn't picked up until October, after he admitted his involvement in the crime to a confidential informant who wore a wire to record the conversations.

During its 2 1/2 days of deliberations, the jurors asked to hear the recorded statement of Mr. Andrejco, in which he admitted his involvement in the Miller Avenue incident that led to the shooting and paralysis of Officer Kuzak.

The jurors at one point also returned to the courtroom asking to hear recordings involving Mr. Rivera.

Mr. Rivera also confessed in his statement. His fiancee, who told police of Mr. Rivera's involvement, testified at trial that she lied to investigators and simply told them what they wanted to hear so they would not take her young son from her.


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/loc ... z23kF3GJKB


I'm gonna go ahead and say no, he isn't innocent.


Didn't read the whole article. Ok.
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Re: Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:50 pm

Was the cop shot in the back? That's the only way I can see them being acquitted of the shooting. He was shot in the back, there were no witnesses.

Either that...or these jurors are absolute idiots. They freaking confessed.
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Re: Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby FallenHero96 on Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:05 pm

llipgh2 wrote:these jurors are absolute idiots.
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Re: Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby Geezer on Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:55 pm

llipgh2 wrote:Was the cop shot in the back? That's the only way I can see them being acquitted of the shooting. He was shot in the back, there were no witnesses.

Either that...or these jurors are absolute idiots. They freaking confessed.

I believe he was shot multiple times
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Re: Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby stopper40 on Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:35 am

how can he be guilty of the robbery and not guilty of the shooting? That being said I know a couple of the people involved in this case, they're not nice people.
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Re: Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby stopper40 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:11 am

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Re: Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby Gaucho on Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:31 am

"I honestly feel like there will never be justice for this case, period, when all you have are victims," he said. "I became a victim myself. That's all."

Wow ...
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Re: Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:04 am

I am so glad the judge did this.

And as for Rivera's mother. It isn't because your son is Latino. It's because he is a dangerous, unrepentant thug. If you can't see it, lady, you have problems.
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Re: Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:12 am

I think its sad the judge had to do it this way but i'm glad he did. You can get more for robbery than third degree murder? WTF was the DA doing that they couldnt go for a more severe murder charge?
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Re: Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:18 am

mac5155 wrote:I think its sad the judge had to do it this way but i'm glad he did. You can get more for robbery than third degree murder? WTF was the DA doing that they couldnt go for a more severe murder charge?


Simplest explanation I have is no one died.
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Re: Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby bh on Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:20 am

stopper40 wrote:http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-south/man-acquitted-of-shooting-clairton-officer-sentenced-for-robbery-662300/

50-100 years

Well at least the judge realized the gravity of letting a guy like that loose.
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Re: Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:23 am

Gaucho wrote:"I honestly feel like there will never be justice for this case, period, when all you have are victims," he said. "I became a victim myself. That's all."

Wow ...


My reaction as well. Your son ruined someones life. Deal with it lady.
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Re: Jury Acquits Two in Officer Shooting

Postby stopper40 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:22 pm

bh wrote:
stopper40 wrote:http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-south/man-acquitted-of-shooting-clairton-officer-sentenced-for-robbery-662300/

50-100 years

Well at least the judge realized the gravity of letting a guy like that loose.


The guy has been in and out of prison since he was 19, robbery, gun offenses, assault. He's not a nice guy and society is better off with him off the street. He's been in trouble with the law since he was a teenager but juvenile records are sealed.
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