Kenney Peele Found Guilty Of Murder

By Jessica Light

July 22, 2010 Updated Aug 2, 2007 at 7:06 PM EDT

32-year-old Kenney Peele will be sentenced to prison for 2nd degree murder and possession of a weapon.

Binghamton Police arrested Peele for the shooting death of 34 year old Christopher Smith on Clinton Street last year.

The two had a disagreement about a dice game.

The prosecution says it's 7 witnesses were critical to proving the case.

The defense will appeal because witnesses who had been arrested for other crimes were given plea deals to testify.

"These are people that have consistently put their interest ahead of society and really did have a motivation to testify against Mr. Peele so I
am disappointed that they credited that testimony," says Defense Attorney James Sacco.

"That's what you pay prosecutors to do is to make judgements about when do you give a benefit to a person? When do you enter into plea agreement for the greater good of the community? This case would not have resulted this way unless those agreements were struck," says Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen.

Peele will be sentenced on September 20th.

He faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.

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