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Trial Underway In Kidnapping, Shooting, Body Dumping

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File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

BRDIGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A trial has begun for a Scarsdale, N.Y. man accused of shooting a man to death over $150,000 worth of marijuana.

Andrew Zayac is one of two men charged in the February, 2009 shooting of 37-year-old Edward Rivera of the Bronx.
Prosecutors allege the men kidnapped Rivera from the Bronx to rob him of the drugs . Rivera was shot twice and his body dumped in Danbury at the Padanaram Reservoir.

A codefendant, Heriberto Gonzalez, was acquitted of the murder, but found guilty of helping to get rid of the body and setting fire to a Jeep to destroy evidence. He faces up to 70 years in prison when he is sentenced in September.

Testimony is scheduled to resume Monday in Zayac’s federal murder trial.
Information from: The News-Times,

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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