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Trial Underway In Kidnapping, Shooting, Body Dumping

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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.
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Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com

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

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