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Acquittal in National Night Out Murder Trial

 


PATERSON, NJ – After maintaining that the shooting was in self-defense, a 30-year-old Paterson man was acquitted of murder charges in a killing that happened during a National Night Out event in 2010, according to a story on northjersey.com.

The story said Marlon Rochester was acquitted of murder, aggravated manslaughter, manslaughter and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and was convicted of carrying a gun without a permit.

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Rochester was accused of shooting Robert Godfrey on 74 Godwin Avenue after a dispute over a girl, the story said.

 

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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