Albany Times Union: Juror Sympathy Draws Out Open-Shut Albany Murder Verdict

The trial underscored a reality of the criminal justice system: nothing is ever really open and shut. Kindlon’s defense was working for a few jurors. Kindlon acknowledged Weaver was the shooter, but argued his client committed the act because he was under duress and was coerced into the shooting by a gang-affiliated cohort. It worked well enough to keep the jury out two days on what was considered one of the strongest murder cases in Albany in recent memory.