2nd defendant convicted in murder of man found in SUV at bottom of NE Pa. ravine

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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/

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