Defense: Man shot teen to protect son against 'mob'

Testimony resumed Thursday in the trial of a black man accused of shooting a teen in a "lynch mob" that was allegedly after his son. John White, who is black, faces manslaughter charges in the fatal

News 12 Staff

Nov 29, 2007, 11:19 PM

Updated 6,078 days ago

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Testimony resumed Thursday in the trial of a black man accused of shooting a teen in a "lynch mob" that was allegedly after his son.
John White, who is black, faces manslaughter charges in the fatal 2006 shooting of 17-year-old Daniel Cicciaro. The defense claims a group of teens followed White's son, 19-year-old Aaron White, to his Miller Place home after a party.
White, 53, maintains the gun accidentally fired, hitting Cicciaro in the face when he grabbed the weapon. The incident allegedly started when one of Cicciaro's friends said Aaron White had threatened to rape her.
During the second day of testimony, Cicciaro's friend, Alex Delgado, said Aaron White encouraged the white teens to come to his home. Delgado also said the Whites appeared with weapons and threatened to use them.
The defense put one of Aaron's friends, a Marine, on the stand. The witness testified that he overheard talk about "jumping" Aaron.
Prosecutors argued John White could have locked his door and called police rather than arm himself.
Testimony resumes Friday, Nov. 30.


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