There’s some crappy people out there, and it’s unfortunate when greed overrides your common sense, or overall decency to your fellow-man.
Medina, New York – July 5th, 2010: 77-year-old Homer Marciniak awoke in the middle of the night to a robber in his house. The robber wasn’t there for jewelry, cash, or sexy underwear to smell. He was there for comic books. Juan C. Javier, 18, beat the 77-year-old Marciniak when he awoke to find Javier in his home. Marciniak only suffered some cuts and bruises, but died later in the day from a heart attack.
Police said that Javier is one of a group of seven people who were hired by Rico J. Vendetti to rob Marciniak of his collection. The other members of this group hired to steal the comic collection are awaiting trial, or have been sentenced for various charges. 8 people total, including Javier and Vendetti were charged in Orleans County court, New York state. The indictment was later dismissed against four because the case was turned over to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, which charged all four with murder under federal law.
Javier pled guilty this last fall to attempted second-degree burglary, and was sentenced on January 9th to seven years in a New York state prison, with five years of post-release supervision and was fined $5,000 by the judge presiding over the case.