'Black Sunday' survivor upset by not guilty verdict

One of the firefighters forced to jump from a burning Bronx building in 2005 says he is disappointed in the not guilty verdict for the two tenants accused in the ?Black Sunday? tragedy. Eugene Stilowski

News 12 Staff

May 27, 2014, 9:45 PM

Updated 3,650 days ago

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'Black Sunday' survivor upset by not guilty verdict
One of the firefighters forced to jump from a burning Bronx building in 2005 says he is disappointed in the not guilty verdict for the two tenants accused in the ?Black Sunday? tragedy.
Eugene Stilowski was among the six firefighters who jumped from the burning building, and says the prosecution had it right when it blamed his fellow firefighters? deaths on the illegal partition constructed within the room. The jury did not believe the partition contributed to the deaths of Lt. Curtis Meyran and firefighter John Bellew, of Pearl River.
?I really just couldn't believe that it wasn't just reckless endangerment, the last count, the misdemeanor,? Stilowski says.
A second jury will continue deliberations Tuesday to determine if the building owner and management team are responsible for the deaths.
Stilowski says his department and the survivors of ?Black Sunday? hope for a guilty verdict to ensure another incident of this kind never happens again.
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