SCRANTON, Pennsylvania — A judge has convicted a second defendant in the death of a man whose body was found in a sport utility vehicle at the bottom of a northeastern Pennsylvania ravine last summer.
Twenty-three-year-old Neil Pal was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Frank Bonacci, whose body was found in an SUV on a ledge above Roaring Brook in July. The verdict was returned Thursday in Lackawanna County.
Twenty-three-year-old Jason Dominick, who pulled the trigger, was convicted of third-degree murder last month.
Pal faces a mandatory life sentence.
The (Scranton) Times-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1qbSalm ) reports the defense plans to appeal the verdict.
Information from: The Times-Tribune, http://thetimes-tribune.com/