EASTON, Pennsylvania — An eastern Pennsylvania jury has cleared one defendant and convicted another only on lesser charges in a shootout at an eastern Pennsylvania social club that killed a woman and injured five other people.
The Northampton County panel on Friday convicted 34-year-old Rene Figueroa of Allentown of involuntary manslaughter, rejecting the first-degree murder conviction sought by prosecutors.
The (Easton) Express-Times (http://bit.ly/10HPFxQ ) reports that jurors also convicted Figueroa of receiving stolen property and a firearms crime.
Forty-year-old Javier Rivera-Alvarado of Allentown was acquitted of all 20 counts against him, including three counts of attempted homicide.
Both were charged in the December 2012 slaying of 23-year-old Yolanda Morales outside the Puerto Rican Beneficial Society in Bethlehem.
Figueroa still faces allegations that he solicited a prison inmate to kill witnesses in the trial.
Information from: The (Easton, Pennsylvania) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com