Jury Deliberating Following Closing Arguments in Trial of Menachem Stark’s Murderer

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The trial in Brooklyn State Supreme Court of the man accused of the brutal murder of Williamsburg real estate developer Reb Menachem Stark z”l saw closing arguments delivered yesterday.

Prosecutor Howard Jackson, in his final remarks, described how Kendel Felix, a carpenter who had once done work for Reb Menachem, and some of his cousins abducted him to shake him down for money.

Felix, 28, faces life in prison if convicted of the January 2014 murder.

The primary evidence against him was a videotaped and written confession given during police interrogation after his arrest, parts of which were played during the trial.

Felix’s attorney, Jack Goldberg, said that the confession is unreliable, adding that his client was not connected to much of evidence presented, stating that Felix is not seen in any of the clips of the abduction, and that prosecutors could not identify the exact moment of the victim’s passing.

The prosecution presented copious pieces of evidence demonstrating Felix’s guilt.

The jury will continue deliberating today.

{Gavriel Sitrit-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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