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State’s high court to hear case of college student murdered in 2003

July 6, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Court located at 45 Monroe Place. Photo by Don Evans
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The murder case of John Giuca – involving a bar-hopping suburban college student who found himself at a Brooklyn house party where most of the people were strangers and was then shot dead – will now be heard by the state’s highest court, The Court of Appeals. According to The New York Times, the high court said it would hear Giuca’s case in a letter to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office that was released this week.

In 2005, Giuca was convicted by a Brooklyn jury of killing student Mark Fisher in 2003. At the time, prosecutors said that Giuca, a part-time student at John Jay College, was also a member of a gang called the “Ghetto Mafia,” and the gang’s boss had pressured Giuca to “get a body” to boost the gang’s credibility. Recently, a lower appeals court ruled that during the trial, the District Attorney’s Office had withheld the fact that one of the state’s key witnesses had been offered a deal in return for his testimony. At the trial, there were several theories offered as to how Giuca was involved in the murder.

 


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