Criminal Law

Man in Brooklyn Found Guilty of 1995 Murder Two Years After First Conviction Was Overturned

A 45-year-old Brooklyn man has been once again convicted of the 1995 murder of a Bedford-Stuyvesant man three years after his first guilty verdict was overturned in a case prosecuted by the Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez’s Office. 

Eliseo Deleon was convicted of second-degree murder, first-degree attempted robbery and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon on Aug. 31 for a botched robbery on June 4, 1995, that left a father and husband dead on the street. 

The victim, Fausto Cordero, was returning to his vehicle on Franklin Avenue from a party with his wife, 7-year-old son and niece when Deleon approached them as they neared their car, wielding a gun and demanding money, according to the DA’s office. Cordero reportedly pushed his wife out of the way and Deleon shot him in the chest, killing him. 

Read the source article at Brooklyn Paper

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