As a result of a preliminary hearing for one of the suspects in a triple homicide case, a judge ruled that there is sufficient evidence to proceed with the case against the defendant as charged. The two other defendants in the case have reportedly waived their rights to a preliminary hearing. Based upon what has been reported thus far, it seems that prosecutors are relying heavily on testimonial evidence against this defendant from his co-conspirators.
The main defendant in the homicide case, Mark Cappello, has been labeled as the man who fired the shots at the three would-be business partners in a so-called marijuana deal gone bad. The three victims were reportedly shot as they sat on the floor packaging bundles of marijuana for later redistribution in New York.
According to a detective who testified at the preliminary hearing, defendant Odin Dwyer stated that he was standing in the kitchen when he heard gunshots. He then looked toward the bedroom where the men had been preparing the marijuana and saw Cappello standing with an arm extended, holding a firearm, and the three victims sprawled on the floor.