Hugo Selenski found guilty of 13 charges


First Posted: 7/10/2009

Updated: 12:22 p.m.

A Monroe County jury has found Hugo Selenski guilty of 13 charges including kidnapping, robbery, burglary, theft and other charges in a January 2003 Chestnut Hill Township robbery.

Samuel Goosay, 65, who is recently retired, testified in Monroe County Court on Wednesday that Selenski and Weakley broke into the back door of his home in January 2003. One had a gun, Goosay testified, the other a bag, and they demanded money, threatened to kill him and asked for the combination to his jewelry store’s safe.

Posted: 10:45 a.m.

STROUDSBURG — A Monroe County jury has begun deliberating a robbery case where prosecutors say Hugo Selenski robbed, bound and threatened to kill a Chestnut Hill Township jeweler.

The jury began deliberating this morning shortly after Monroe County Court of Common Pleas Judge Margherita Worthington instructed them on the charges brought against Selenski and the law.

Attorneys completed closing statements on Thursday. Selenski’s attorney, Wieslaw Niemoczynski said Selenski couldn’t have been the man Samuel Goosay says robbed him, bound his hands and feet with flex ties, and duct taped his eyes, because none of Selenski’s DNA was found at the scene of the crime.

Prosecutors say it was, in fact, Selenski because similar flex ties and duct tape was found on two victims buried on his Kingston Township home’s property in June 2003. Witnesses testified Thursday that similar flex ties and duct tape were found on the bodies of Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett.

Check back to timesleader.com for updates and a verdict throughout the day.

 

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