Jury convicts NYC man in brutal stabbing, makeshift burial of Hofstra grad

<p>A jury has convicted a Manhattan man for the murder of a Hofstra graduate.</p>

News 12 Staff

Nov 2, 2018, 10:31 PM

Updated 2,032 days ago

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A jury has convicted a Manhattan man for the murder of a Hofstra graduate.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. argued that James Rackover and two others repeatedly stabbed 26-year-old Joseph Comunale, then buried the body in a shallow grave in New Jersey.
Prosecutors say it happened in Rackover's Manhattan apartment two years ago.
According to the DA, a New York Supreme Court jury found Rackover guilty on all charges, including murder in the second degree, hindering prosecution in the first degree and concealment of a human corpse.
Rackover is scheduled to be sentenced next month. Two other men have not yet gone to trial.


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