Date:   May 15, 2013




Bronx, New York.  Herbert Weisner and Mario Munroe were acquitted by a Bronx Jury on May 15, 2013 in connection with an allegedly gang related Bronx Shooting which took place on June 4, 2006.  Owano Morgan was shot and killed in 2006 at a Kennedy Fried Chicken on White Plains Road & Nereid Avenue, which has since closed.  The Defendants were incarcerated for the five years leading up to their trial & went to court over fifty times before receiving a trial.

Mr. Weisner was represented by Jamel Oeser-Sweat, Esq., who has also represented HBO Boardwalk Empire Star Paz De La Huerta and is the author of DNA, Forensic & Legal Applications, the foreword of which was written by Nobel Prize Winner James Watson.  Mr. Oeser-Sweat spent much of his own money and resources defending Mr. Weisner.  Mr. Munroe was represented by Anthony Ventura, Esq. of Bruno & Ventura in Floral Park, N.Y.

“My client spent half a decade fighting these charges and waiting for a trial.  I am happy he has been acquitted.  My condolences go out to the family of Mr. Morgan.  It took the Jury less than two hours to decide what I have known since I was asked to help Mr. Weisner over five years ago – that he was not guilty.”