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Man seeks combined murder, conspiracy sentences in NE Pa. murder; 2nd defendant also convicted


SCRANTON, Pennsylvania — A man convicted 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 is asking a judge to combine his murder and conspiracy sentences.

Twenty-four-year-old Jason Dominick was convicted in Lackawanna County last month of third-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Frank Bonacci, whose body was found in an SUV on a ledge above Roaring Brook in July 2013.

The (Scranton) Times-Tribune ( ) reports that defense attorney Bernard Brown argued in a sentencing memorandum filed Tuesday that the verdict didn't specify whether jurors believed his client pulled the trigger. He also argued that the conspiracy was part of the murder.

Twenty-four-year-old Neil Pal was earlier convicted of first-degree murder in the case.

Information from: The Times-Tribune,

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