Ulster County Man Found Guilty of Murder
After seven hours of deliberation, a jury found an Ulster County man guilty of murder.
On Thursday, an Ulster County jury found Seth Lyons, of Ulster Park guilty of murder in the second-degree. Lyons was indicted in 2017 for murder for the beating of Anthony Garro, Jr.
Garro was found deceased under the Elmendorf St. Bridge during the early morning hours of November 29th, 2017.
At trial, the defense argued that Lyons was experiencing an Extreme Emotional Disturbance at the time of the murder resulting from a combination of mental illness, chronic drug abuse and sleep deprivation, and thus should not be found guilty of Murder.
The prosecution countered by offering evidence that Lyons had an acute recollectionof the murder, and that following the murder, Lyons lied to police several times, first, stating that he was attacked by five men in midtown and later, offering different narratives minimizing his conduct before eventually admitting he assaulted the victim.
Lyons is scheduled to be sentenced in Ulster County Court on December, 3, 2018.