BUFFALO – The four men accused of conducting a contract killing on a Jamestown man in 2008 have been acquitted of murder charges.
Local investigators had accused the four of conspiring to and carrying out a contract killing of Eagle Street resident Quincy Turner. The four men are Jose “Noelle” Martinez, Angel Luis “Bate” Marcial, Felix J. “Lolo” Vasquez and Carlos A. Jorge “Nito” Canales. Last week a jury in Buffalo federal court found each of the four not guilty.
During the trial, federal prosecutors attempted to prove that the four were allegedly involved in drug trafficking and knew that Turner had become an informant against them. As a result, they took his live in May 2008. A defense attorney in the case said the four were found not guilty largely due to a lack of evidence or motive, connecting the men to the killing.
Martinez, who was accused of issuing the contract for the killing, was found guilty on a related drug charge.
Turner, who was 31 at the time of his death, left behind a fiancee and two sons.