Wells Found Guilty of Manslaughter
Jason Wells, also of Fredonia, had been charged with second-degree murder as well as manslaughter.
The case defense attorney Lyle Hajdu presented was intended to bring into question Wells’ mental state when he killed 81-year-old Ruth Fisk in her apartment.
District Attorney David Foley says Hajdu’s strategy obviously worked because the jury had a hard time making its decision.
Hajdu has two weeks to enter motions before the judge sets a sentencing date.