2 NYC men admit roles in Newburgh double killing

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Two New York City men have pleaded guilty toconspiracy charges for their roles in the Newburgh killings of aformer police officer and the ex-cop's nephew. Frank Lewis, 57, of Brooklyn, and 52-year-old Craig Fennell, of Manhattan, agreed to plea bargains that dropped first- and second-degree murder charges against themThursday. Francis and Gerald Piscopo were shot to death last November inNewburgh. Francis Piscopo was a sergeant with the Lloyd policedepartment who left the force in 1990. He later faced charges ofstealing from his department and intimidating a witness as part ofa marijuana dealing operation. Lewis is expected to be sentenced to 12 1/2 to 25 years inprison and Fennell 5 to 10 years. Still charged with murder is 42-year-old Victor Koltun, a rabbifrom Brooklyn. He has pleaded not guilty.AP wire services contributed to this report Rabbi, 2 others indicted in Newburgh double murder3 arrested in murders of retired cop, nephew in Newburgh Newburgh PD: No arrests yet in double-murder of former cop, nephew Police identify body of man found dead as ex-cop

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