Jury deciding fate of former cop accused of hiring hit man
A jury is deciding the fate of a police officer accused of hiring a hit man to kill his wife.
Last year, city cop Anthony Battisti, of Franklin Square, allegedly hired a handyman to murder his estranged wife.
Police say the wife was stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver, but survived.
Prosecutors say Battisti wanted custody of their two children.
Battisti is charged with attempted murder and conspiracy. He faces life in prison if convicted.