- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A defendant charged in the murder of a man whose body was found in a northeastern Pennsylvania ravine last summer says he saw his co-defendant commit the murder and feared he would be next.

Twenty-three-year-old Jason Dominick is on trial in Lackawanna County in the death of 24-year-old Frank Bonacci, whose body was found in in his SUV on a ledge above Roaring Brook in July.

The (Scranton) Times-Tribune (https://bit.ly/1mBzFXf ) reports that Dominick testified Tuesday that he screamed and cried after 23-year-old Neil Pal shot Bonacci. He said “I still don’t know why he didn’t kill me.”

Prosecutors say Dominick shot Bonacci because the victim was dating his ex-girlfriend, and the two then launched the SUV down a 72-foot ravine.

Pal is scheduled to go on trial next month.

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

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