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NY Man Seeking New Trial In Slaying Of Uncle

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DANBURY, Conn. (AP) _ A New York man serving 50 years in prison for killing and dismembering his uncle in the Danbury restaurant they co-owned is seeking a new trial.

Attorney Stephen Seeger tells The News-Times of Danbury his appeal, filed Tuesday on behalf of Marash Gojcaj (GOH’-zah), is based on new evidence and issues including jurisdiction.

Gojcaj of Ossining, N.Y was convicted of the 2004 murder of Zef Vulevic.

Prosecutors say the pair had an argument that ended with Gojcaj shooting his uncle inside Gusto Ristorante. Authorities say he used a hand saw to cut the body into seven pieces, stuffed the remains into trash bags, and dumped them in a wooded area of Bedford, N.Y.

Gojcaj has said he was not in the restaurant at the time of the shooting.
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Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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