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Two Escape Conviction In Pa. Cop's Shooting

August 20, 2012  | 

Screenshot via OfficerJamesKuzak.com
Screenshot via OfficerJamesKuzak.com

A jury found two suspects not guilty of shooting a Pennsylvania police officer during a 2011 home invasion that left Officer James Kuzak paralyzed.

Marcus Andrejco, 19, was cleared of all charges. The jury found Emilio Rivera, 27, guilty of burglary and multiple counts of robbery, unlawful restraint and recklessly endangering another person in the home invasion.

Defense attorneys claimed police bungled the investigation, failed to collect evidence, and let two men identified by a witness go free when they presented an alibi, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

A female juror told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the prosecution "did a very poor job." She questioned the processing of the crime scene, the search for the weapon used to shoot Officer Kuzak, and the checking of alibis.

Related:

Paralyzed Pa. Cop Testifies About Shooting

Officer Paralyzed in Shooting Now Working to Return to Patrol


Comments (2)

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hank hill @ 8/20/2012 8:22 PM

head line is very missleading. they did not shoot a paralyzed cop. the shooting made the cop paralyzed.

Greg @ 8/21/2012 6:07 AM

Sounds like a lot of blame to go around.

--woman was raped...identified 5 different guys as the 2 attackers.

--sloppy sounding work by the locals...search for weapon? what weapon?

--jury watching too much CSI/NCIS...expect an amazing show as on TV, DNA everywhere, fingerprints and every other sort of ID all at a level not found except for TV shows. Really has made prosecution a tougher job.

Overall, a sloppy sounding cluster....and the officer's attackers get away with it. Pathetic. Maybe they'll do a better job next time.

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