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2 NYC men admit roles in Newburgh double killing

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

News 12 Staff

May 20, 2014, 7:23 PM

Updated 3,684 days ago

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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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