NYC death stems from shooting 49 years ago

April 2, 2009 7:13:48 AM PDT
The New York City medical examiner has declared a man's death a homicide - complications of gunshot wounds he suffered 49 years ago. Authorities call it the oldest reclassified homicide in New York Police Department history.

William Jenkins, 66, died last month. He was 18 when he was paralyzed in the gang shooting.

Two teenage brothers served prison time then turned their lives around. George Lemus is now 64 and runs a computer repair business.

His brother, Robert, died a decade ago.

Lemus told The New York Times on Wednesday the new findings gave him goosebumps.

The district attorney will not prosecute further.

Samuel Jenkins agrees with that decision. He says his brother forgave the shooters.


NEW YORK AND TRI-STATE AREA NEWS

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