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Defendants guilty on all charges in Corr murder trial
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WKTV) - The three suspects in the case of the robbery that led to the murder of Officer Joseph Corr have all been convicted of all three counts: murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
Robert Ward, Toussaint Davis and Marion Pegese have all been found guilty. They will be sentenced on three seperate days in April.
It was unclear if a conviction would come Friday. At 10:00 a.m., the jury requested a read-back of testimony regarding several things brought out at trial. Among those include a conversation between Marion Pegese and his girlfriend the day after the robbery. During that conversation, they talked about "getting rid of the J," or the jewelry.
All three men, Robert Ward, Toussaint Davis and Marion Pegese, who are from the Philadelphia area, were convicted on charges stemming from the robbery at the Lennon's W.B. Wilcox on Commercial Drive back in February of 2006 and also at least one other robbery in New Jersey. That is in addition to the murder of Officer Corr.
The man who actually shot Officer Corr, Walter Richardson, was shot and killed in a police shootout in Philadelphia the day after the robbery.
Joseph Corr's parents were present at Friday's proceedings along with other family and members of the New Hartford Police Department.