- Associated Press - Thursday, June 12, 2014

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A judge will allow jurors to consider a lesser charge against the second defendant in the death of a man whose body was found in a sport utility vehicle at the bottom of a northeastern Pennsylvania ravine last summer.

Twenty-three-year-old Neil Pal is on trial in Lackawanna County in the death of 24-year-old Frank Bonacci, whose body was found in an SUV on a ledge above Roaring Brook in July. Twenty-three-year-old Jason Dominick was convicted of third-degree murder last month.

The (Scranton) Times-Tribune (https://bit.ly/1s7Q3RH ) reports that Judge Terrence Nealon granted a defense request Wednesday to let jurors consider an involuntary manslaughter charge in addition to first- and third-degree murder.

Pal testified Wednesday that he didn’t know that Dominick was going to kill the victim. Closing arguments are expected Thursday.


Information from: The Times-Tribune, https://thetimes-tribune.com/

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