Alleged Robbery Mastermind On Trial In NYPD Officer’s Murder

Jurors heard opening statements Wednesday in the trial of Nelson…

Jurors heard opening statements Wednesday in the trial of Nelson Morales, a suspect setting the wheels in motion for a robbery that ended with the fatal shooting of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski.

As 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported, police officers crowded the courtroom for the trial of Morales, 28, who not fire the fatal shot, but allegedly planned the armed robbery of a marijuana dealer who lived in his uncle’s basement.

He is charged with murder.

Figoski responded to a 911 call as part of a backup team, and was shot in the face when he came down the narrow basement steps.

Read more at CBS Local

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