Category Archives: Court

Syracuse Man Awaits His Fate at Syracuse Criminal Courthouse as Two Attorneys Battle it Out

By: Meredith Kava SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)—An elderly, black woman sat in the last row of the court room, alone and murmuring to herself, “Jesus take the wheel.” She looked down and repeatedly uttered this phrase as her son, Justin Hymes, 39, … Continue reading

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Syracuse Man is on Trial for Sexual Assault Against a Child

By Amber Hunter SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — A mother sat in the back of the courtroom Thursday afternoon with her head down as she nodded it side-to-side and whispered, “take the wheel Jesus.” Her son, Justin Hymes, 39, of Syracuse, … Continue reading

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Noisy Mufflers Highlight An Ordinary Afternoon in Court

Originally reported on Monday, November 16, 2015. By Zhiyan Zhong SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Walking toward the bench in a courtroom, a woman in a blue dress looked especially nervous. She hastily took out some documents from her cross-body bag … Continue reading

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Jury Heard Closing Arguments In Martin Griswold’s Trial

Originally reported on Tues., Feb. 17, 2015 By Chieh Yuan Chen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — While sitting in the defendant’s chair in County Court, Martin Griswold is still not sure about his future on the fifth day of his trial. Griswold’s … Continue reading

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Contradicting Evidence Surfaces in Griswold Murder Trial

Originally reported Tues., Feb. 17, 2015 By Gabrielle Hughes SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) — Martin Griswold impatiently bounced his heels, waiting for Defense Attorney Charles Keller to present his closing argument. Griswold mouthed, “I love you,” to family members in attendance. Griswold … Continue reading

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Closing Arguments Of Martin Griswold Trial Focus On Credibility Of Witness’s Testimony

Originally reported Tues., Feb. 17, 2015 By Monique Iuster SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) — The defendant’s hands shook as he picked up the pitcher to pour himself a cup of ice water. Martin Griswold anxiously awaited the closing arguments that would help … Continue reading

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Key Eyewitness Testifies in Lundy Brothers’ Murder Trial

Originally reported on Oct. 20, 2014 By Alex O’Toole SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Brothers and co-defendants, Dron Lundy, 26, and Quincy Lundy, 21, were in court on Monday facing charges related to the 2012 murder of Walter Belle III, 30, who … Continue reading

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Prosecution’s Key Witness Testifies in Lundy Murder Trial

Originally reported on Oct. 20, 2014 By Connor Morrissette SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Dron Lundy shook his head in disbelief Monday afternoon as Jason Acevedo, 20, of Syracuse, testified that Lundy and his brother Quincy fired “10 or 11 … Continue reading

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Key Witness Testifies in Belle Murder Trial

Originally reported on Oct. 20, 2014 By William Wheeler SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) – The Lundy family looked stoic as their family members stood trial Monday afternoon in Onondaga County Court, both accused of a murder dating back to 2012. … Continue reading

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Witness’ Testimony Raises More Questions Than Answers in Murder Trial

Originally reported on Oct. 20, 2014 By Cameron Spera SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Handcuffed, the man believed to be the only eyewitness to a 2012 murder approached the bench of the courtroom. Jason “Peso” Acevedo, 20, was called to testify … Continue reading

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