Anthony Beharry Testimony

    Anthony Beharry was a friend of John’s and also lived in the neighborhood. Like Lauren, he wasn’t at the party. But he testified that in the days that followed, John contacted him and asked him to help get rid of the gun. This, despite the fact that Antonio Russo had apparently hinted to … Read more

Lauren Calciano Testimony

Lauren Calciano was, at the time, John Giuca’s girlfriend. Lauren was not at the party, however she testified that she went over to John’s house during the day on October 12th. She stated that Albert Cleary was also present, and that John told both of them that the following evening, Antonio Russo came up to … Read more

The Case

The Wrongful Prosecution of John Giuca 1. The Murder On Saturday, October 11, 2003, college student Mark Fisher went out with some friends on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. At a bar, he ran into Angel DiPietro, a classmate from Fairfield University, who was out with some of her friends, including a girl named … Read more

Summary

John Giuca has been wrongfully imprisoned since Dec. 21, 2004 My count upCountup In September of 2003, John Giuca was a college student, studying Criminal Justice at the prestigious John Jay University in New York City. But just two years later, his life would grind to a screeching halt when he was sentenced to 25-years … Read more

Did The Brooklyn DA Frame An Innocent Man For A College Student’s Murder?

Did The Brooklyn DA Frame An Innocent Man For A College Student’s Murder? by Hella Winston Gothamist   It’s not every day that a 27-year veteran of the NYPD openly contradicts a prosecutor and admits under oath that he was “not sure if I believed anything” about a key conversation relayed by a jailhouse informant … Read more

A murder, two moms and a mess

A murder, two moms and a mess   by Harry Siegel NY Daily News It’s Thanksgiving, so here’s a story about mothers and sons. It starts in 2003, when 19-year-old college student Mark Fisher made his first solo trip to NYC. He met a fellow student, Angel DiPietro, at an Upper East Side bar and … Read more

Lead prosecutor in ‘Grid Kid’ murder case didn’t disclose she appeared in court on behalf of troubled witness

Lead prosecutor in ‘Grid Kid’ murder case didn’t disclose she appeared in court on behalf of troubled witness by Christina Carrega NY Daily News   The lead prosecutor who presented testimony from a diagnosed bi-polar schizophrenic to convict the “Grid Kid Slayer” did not disclose that she appeared in court on behalf of the troubled … Read more

Did an Ambitious Prosecutor Convict the Wrong Man for the Killing of Mark Fisher?

Did an Ambitious Prosecutor Convict the Wrong Man for the Killing of Mark Fisher? by Hella Winston Observer   In 2010, New York magazine published a highly sympathetic profile of Brooklyn homicide prosecutor Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi, who was at the time prosecuting a case involving the murder of a 47-year-old, male freelance radio journalist by a 16-year-old boy … Read more

John Giuca: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

by S.M. Walsh Heavy.com Tonight, ABC News’ 20/20 will investigate John Giuca, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2003 death of Mark Fisher. Despite the fact that his conviction was unanimously overturned in 2018, Giuca is still being held behind bars at Riker’s Island. He has been denied three bail hearings despite the … Read more