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NYC Man Convicted in Triple Killing in Parked BMW

Roberto Nunez was convicted of murder in the shooting deaths of three men inside a parked car near Columbia

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013  |  Updated 3:50 PM EDT
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3 People Found Shot Dead Near Columbia Campus

Police say their bodies were found inside a luxury car parked near Columbia University.

Suspect in Triple Homicide Near Columbia

Roberto Nunez, 30, was arrested in connection with the shootings Saturday morning in the Bronx. He was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count each of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a loaded firearm. Information on an attorney wasn't immediately available.
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A New York City man has been convicted of shooting three men to death in a luxury car near Columbia University.

Jurors delivered their verdict Thursday in Roberto Nunez case. He was convicted of murder in the June 2012 shootings near the upper Manhattan campus.

Nunez's lawyer declined to comment.

A passerby found the bodies of Luis Catalan, Amaury Rodriguez and Heriberto Suazo in a parked BMW on West 122nd Street near Claremont Avenue.

The Manhattan district attorney's office says the 32-year-old Nunez shot the men while sitting in the back seat.

Surveillance video captured a man calmly walking away from the car and discarding his shirt. Police said they found Nunez's DNA on the shirt.

Nunez is set for sentencing Nov. 19.
 

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