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Mother accuses former Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes framing her now-vindicated son for murder

February 10, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mother accuses former Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes framing her now-vindicated son for murder

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Former Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes reportedly framed John Giuca, the furious mother of the “Grid Kid” murder convict claimed one day after Giuca’s conviction was dismissed on appeal.

In 2005, Hynes was running in a close primary election race against John Sampson, an African-American senator, when Giuca went to trial on the thinnest of evidence, his mother, Doreen Giuliano, told The New York Post in an interview.

Just weeks after Giuca and co-defendant Tony Russo were found guilty for the fatal shooting of New Jersey college football player Mark Fisher, Hynes defeated Sampson by only 4 points, and went on to win a fifth term as district attorney.

“It wasn’t about Charles Hynes doing the right thing,” Giuliano said from the doorstep of her home in Prospect Park.

“It was about black and white,” she added. “It was an election year, and we are predominantly a black [borough]. And in an election year, you put away the black kids? You’re not getting the black vote,” she continued.

On Wednesday, ten years into Giuca’s 25-to-life behind bars sentence, a board of appellate judges unanimously concluded that prosecutors neglected to inform jurors that a jailhouse snitch identified as John Avitto was given special DA treatment for testifying.

The victim, who was 19-year-old at the time, was last seen partying at Giuca’s house, and his body was found nearby, covered in a blanket from Giuca’s residence.

However, with no weapon or forensics tying Giuca to the slaying, the prosecution’s case relied heavily on testimony by Avitto and other witnesses — who left jurors so persuaded that they found him guilty after only two hours of deliberations.

Avitto later recanted his account, as did two of the other three witnesses who helped put Giuca away.

Giuliano also had some harsh words for her son’s head trial prosecutor, Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi, who now is starring in a true crime show.

On “True Conviction,” which premiered in January on the Investigation Discovery channel, Nicolazzi brags that as a prosecutor, she won guilty verdicts in each of her 35 trials.

“The best years of John’s life, all his 20s, they took it so Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi can have 35 wins and look pretty and cute for the public,” the mom vented on Thursday.

Hynes countered this allegation and said: “This is a baseless claim supported by no facts.”

Giuca, who is now 34, has maintained his innocence and remains behind bars pending a decision on whether current DA Eric Gonzalez will permit a retrial.

That decision is expected as early as February 20th, according to Giuca’s attorney, Mark Bederow.

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