The third of six defendants in a gruesome triple murder in Newark was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.
The verdict comes on the fourth day of deliberations for 20-year-old Alexander Alfaro, who faces 17 counts including murder, felony murder and robbery.
Alexander Alfaro faces 17 counts including murder, felony murder and robbery.
Alexander Alfaro faces 17 counts including murder, felony murder and robbery. His trial began on March 1.
Alexander Alfaro claimed he was coerced into giving a confession, saying a Newark police detective told him to make a false statement when he was arrested two weeks after the murders.
There is explosive testimony from one of six men charged in a 2007 triple murder in a Newark schoolyard.
Prosecutors contended Alexander Alfaro wielded a machete during the attack.
The sole survivor of the Newark schoolyard murders took the witness stand Wednesday. On trial was Alexander Alfaro, accused in the killings of three friends and the attempted murder of a fourth in August of 2007.
The second trial in the Newark schoolyard killings case, which brought the violence-plagued city into the national spotlight, got underway Tuesday.
There were tears and anger Thursday in the Essex County courtroom where the convicted shooter behind the execution-style murders of three college students in 2007 was sentenced to life in prison.