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Acquittal in National Night Out Murder Trial

January 24, 2013 at 7:39 PM

 


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: These criminal charges are mere accusations. Each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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