A Brooklyn man busted by “Mafia Cop” Stephen Caracappa for the 1980 murder of a Brooklyn cabbie has been denied a suit to empty his conviction.
Paul Clark is portion 25 years to life in jail for sharpened cab motorist Oswen Fraser, 60, during a botched spoliation in downtown Brooklyn.
Caracappa and his partner, Detective Louis Eppolito, were destitute in 2005 and after convicted of committing eight murders for the Luchese crime family.
Clark’s lawyers explain their client was railroaded. They pronounced Clark was sleeping at the time of the murder and that Caracappa never investigated that alibi.
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They also pronounced the sole declare against Clark, a NYPD ecclesiastic worker, gave opposing testimony and likely was manipulated by Caracappa to credit Clark.
But the Brooklyn District Attorney’s bureau against the motion, minimizing the discrepancies and downplaying the impact Caracappa’s brute ways may have had on the case.
Judge Matthew Sciarrino sided with prosecutors, observant Caracappa’s impression could not have shabby the declare when she picked Clark out of a lineup since a prosecutor was also there.
“We determine with the court’s decision,” pronounced a mouthpiece for the DA.
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But one of Clark’s lawyers, James Henning, pronounced actions taken by Caracappa before the lineup should be adequate for the DA’s bureau to comprehend Clark should not have been arrested.
Henning pronounced he and counsel Craig Phemister will appeal, observant that two men last year walked out of jail free men — their murder philosophy tossed — after a judge ruled that “malfeasance” by Brooklyn Detective Louis Scarcella had undermined the case he finished against them.
A dozen philosophy involving Scarcella’s work have been tossed in the past 4 years.
The DA’s office, Henning said, should be reviewing all murder cases involving Caracappa, who died in sovereign jail progressing this year, and Eppolito.
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“How can anyone say, palm to God, this was review good done?” Henning asked. “Caracappa was never a cop. He was a criminal.”
When Clark, now 54, was arrested, he was already portion time for another murder.
Four months after the cabbie was killed, Clark, then 18 and not nonetheless related to Fraser’s slaying, killed a 17-year-old at a retard party.
He told the News in a jail talk that he killed the teen — but did not fire Fraser.
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