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McCoy acquitted in murder trial

by TSchmitt
Thu, Jun 2nd 2011 08:48 am

A Rochester man facing a murder charge was acquitted on Wednesday in Niagara County Court.

28-year-old Earl McCoy was facing one count of second-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree robbery and single counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminal use of a firearm in the Falls murder of Jacobi Lovett, a Buffalo man, on Nov. 7, 2009.

Defense lawyer John Parrinello had insisted throughout the case that Tyrome Elder, who was convicted in march on the same charge, was the killer and that McCoy was sleeping when the murder took place.

Detectives said Lovett was the victim of a robbery attempt gone bad and that he suffered a single gunshot wound to his upper left leg that severed a major artery.

 

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