McKEESPORT MAN ACQUITTED BY A JURY OF ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE
February 3, 2015
Attorney Mancuso of Justin Ketchel Law, was appointed to represent a young man facing multiple serious charges in connection with a 2012 shooting. Although our client had no prior criminal history, he was accused of attempted homicide, assault of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault charges, reckless endangerment of another person, multiple firearm violations, robbery, burglary and criminal conspiracy.
From the beginning, our legal defense was that our client had been misidentified and that the reliability of the eyewitnesses, including police officers at the scene, was in serious question.
In addition, Ms. Mancuso presented DNA evidence to the jury that had been gathered from the crime scene from two individuals – neither sample matched the DNA of our client.
Following a 4-day jury trial, the jury sided with the defense finding our client Not Guilty of all charges.