A man convicted of hiring someone to kill a teenaged co-worker over a drug debt was sentenced Thursday to 26 years in prison.
Mario Casciaro was convicted last Spring in the murder of 17-year-old Brian Carrick in 2002.
It took prosecutors three trials to get a conviction.
Casciaro was acquitted after being accused of lying about what happened to Carrick’s body in 2007. Last year, his first murder trial ended with a hung jury.
A witness admitted to striking Carrick who hit the ground and was knocked unconscious.
Prosecutors said Casciaro then disposed of Carrick’s body, which was never found.
This is developing – more details as they become available.