Rockland teen found guilty in Craigslist murder trial

A Rockland teenager was found guilty Friday of murdering his 66-year-old roommate in West Nyack last December. A jury quickly deliberated and found Dylan Lentini

A teenager from Rockland County has been found guilty of murdering a man he met through Craigslist.

A teenager from Rockland County has been found guilty of murdering a man he met through Craigslist. (9/30/16)

NEW CITY - A Rockland teenager was found guilty Friday of murdering his 66-year-old roommate in West Nyack last December.

A jury quickly deliberated and found Dylan Lentini guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Michael Wimbert.

Days before Wimbert's murder, Lentini, a homeless teen at the time, rented a room from the man off of a Craigslist posting.

The defense had argued that Lentini stabbed Wimbert in self-defense during a sexual assault.

As the verdict was read in court, Lentini spoke out saying, "I would like them to reconsider. They didn't hear all the evidence. What do I do now?"

His defense attorneys say they plan to appeal. Lentini faces anywhere from 15 years to life in prison.

Lentini is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 29.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Chopper 12 over Tappan Zee Bridge construction 1 VIDEO: Chopper 12 over Tappan Zee Bridge construction
Fire officials say the blaze sparked on the 2 Firefighters rescue one person from flames in Monroe
Rue la Rue cafe celebrate the popular TV 3 "Golden Girls" themed café opens in NYC
The police have joined family members and friends 4 Search expands for missing teen with autism
Firefighters were back at a Mount Kisco yeshiva 5 Firefighters battle flare-ups from Friday's Mt. Kisco fire

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Police say 19-year-old Dylan Lentini has been arrested 19-year-old charged in West Nyack murder

Clarkstown police say that at around 1:45 a.m., Dylan Lentini stabbed Michael Wimbert inside his

Dylan Lentini was arraigned in Clarkstown Town Court Murder suspect held without bail

The suspect in a West Nyack murder is being held without bail.Police arrested Dylan Lentini,

Dylan Lentini was arraigned in Clarkstown Town Court Cops: Murder suspect responded to Craigslist ad

Police say the man suspected of fatally stabbing a West Nyack man may have met

Dylan Lentini, 19, is facing murder charges in Teen indicted on murder charge in Craigslist killing

The teenager accused of murdering a West Nyack man he met on Craigslist was indicted

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE