8 hours ago
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
But he was found guilty of 2 other charges. It sounds like the jury got it right. The Commonwealth couldn't prove he pulled the trigger but he is certainly not innocent.
WNEP: After 21 hours of deliberating, some jurors explained why they couldn't convict Selenski of killing this time, saying prosecutors failed to make their case. "We were were looking for coroborating evidence. In every situation again these, it seemed everyone on the stand were polluted sources," said juror Rich Maley. Jurors said they just couldn't believe the prosecution's witnesses, especially Pat Russin, the one who said he saw Selenski kill Adeiye Keiler and Frank James. They do believe Selenski was involved. That's why they convicted him of abusing corpses for burning the bodies.
"Evidence was missing. We had to put Hugo's finger on the trigger and I don't think any of us could do that," explained juror Ken Acron.
It's not over.
After court was dismissed Selenski was taken to a district justice's office in Luzerne County to face new murder charges for the deaths of Wyoming County pharmacist Michael Kerkowski and his girlfriend, Tammy Fassett. Their remains were also found buried in the yard where Selenski lived in the Back Mountain.