Dominic Bretti Framed

Dominic Bretti Framed

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Utica, NY

#1 Nov 27, 2011
Here is the story.
Mr. Bretti was targeted by the organized crime task force.
Two of the prosecutors on the task force are now judges.
Both knowingly charged and tried Mr. Bretti for a crime he did not
commit. Three men were indicted. One was offered immunity.
He accepted the deal and told his story.
That he and Mr. Donato Nappi took Mrs. Grillo for a ride.
They strangered her in the car and then hit her with a rock
in the head because they weren't sure she was dead.
The prosecutors in the case asked if Mr. Bretti was in on it,
and the defendent said that he was not.
Because he didn't implicate Mr. Bretti, his immunity was revoked
and the three were charged with the conspiracy and murder.
Now the prosecuotrs knew that Mr. Bretti wasn't involved and
buried that interrogation transcript,
until the defendent died in prison.
when the transcript was found, the evidence was now considered hearsay.
Its all true and on the record.
I have no link to any of the defendents, but I can tell
you its all true and on the record from Mr. Bretti's appeals.
Prosecutors put innocent people in jail all the time.
they like doing it. Look at the other big cases in the area.
Desiree Case, Barnes, Bretti, and Im sure this kid that was convicted
of killing the utica policeman is in the same boat.
It sickens me to see these guys looked upon as pillars of the
community. Shame on them all.

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Since: Feb 09

Utica, NY

#2 Nov 27, 2011
Excerpt from jan 2010

mayonaise face wrote:
maybe you should also read the transcripts of tapes made between
mr bretti and an FBI cooperating witness...public documents...
bretti "shoot him twice in the head, twice in the stomach..
drop the gun and run"
quite an upstanding citizen.

CASUAL OBSERVER WROTE
Looking back at those transcripts now,
let's put what you quoted into context.
The conversation quip that you offered is when
the FBI informant asked Mr. Bretti about how to
kill a guy that owed the informant money,
and then Mr. Bretti replied.

GOD BLESS THAT CASUAL OBSERVER

Casual Observer
Utica, NY

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Since: Feb 09

Utica, NY

#3 Nov 27, 2011
Why was the D'Amico statement held from the defense trial court refused to allow Bretti to introduce D'Amico's
exculpatory statements,
on the ground that the statements were made under
a promise of immunity, and therefore did not fall under
the exception to the hearsay rule for
"statements against penal interest."
The trial court also did not allow Bretti to
cross-examine Mastracco regarding his knowledge of
D'Amico's exculpatory statements. Bretti moved for a severance,
so that he would be able to call D'Amico at trial to establish
his innocence; the motion was denied.
Eventually the cases were severed (for other reasons);
Bretti was still not permitted to introduce the exculpatory
statements. Bretti and Nappi were found guilty of second degree
murder on July 17, 1982.

WRITTEN BY CASUAL OBSERVER
THAT MAN IS SMART

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Since: Feb 09

Utica, NY

#4 Nov 27, 2011
http://www.uticaod.com/topstories/x128435882/ ...

"Convicted murder conspirator Dominic Bretti walking into the Oneida County District Attorney's office on Tuesday April 26, 2011 to search through old files regarding his conviction for plotting to kill a Utica bar."

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Since: Feb 09

Utica, NY

#5 Nov 27, 2011
Definition for exculpatory evidence:

Exculpatory evidence is the evidence favorable to the defendant in a criminal trial, which clears or tends to clear the defendant of...

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Since: Feb 09

Utica, NY

#6 Nov 27, 2011
In his latest FOIL requests, prosecutors say, Bretti is asking for copies of lab reports related to the editing and copying of the recorded conversations with Mastracco, as well as documentation detailing the whereabouts of the recordings while they were custody and when they were played for a grand jury in 1980.

Bretti also wants to see transcripts of the grand jury testimony of various investigators who were targeting Bretti at the time.

When the DA’s Office wasn’t immediately forthcoming with those items, Bretti sued McNamara’s office

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Utica, NY

#7 Nov 27, 2011
http://www.uticaod.com/blogs/laduca

After the breaking news comes the process of law .Updated May 02, 2011 @ 09:23 AM
Transcript says Bretti allegedly wanted Brindisi assaulted
By ROCCO LaDUCA

This week I called now-retired Peo, and he said that to this day he’s still not sure if Mastracco was telling the truth about Bretti’s alleged contract on Brindisi, whose legal associate, Joseph Dacquino, was killed in Brindisi’s office in 1983.

“Bretti and Brindisi seemed to be friends, so it never made sense why he would go after Brindisi,” Peo said.“It’s a guessing game when you’re dealing with people like this, and you really have to sit down and figure out if this is true.”

As Peo says he has learned over the years, sometimes people like Mastracco like to embellish things to make themselves seem tougher and more important than they really are.

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Utica, NY

#8 Nov 27, 2011
In the first statement, made on February 19, D'Amico confessed that he and Donato Nappi had murdered Grillo; said that he could not talk about the Petitioner-Appellant, Dominic Bretti, regarding Grillo; and surmised that Bretti had no reason to want Grillo dead; any knowledge of the Grillo murder must have reached Bretti via Nappi.

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In the second statement, on February 22, D'Amico said that he had never spoken to Bretti about the Grillo murder; and that Bretti would not even let him mention Grillo's name.

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D'Amico refused to testify before a grand jury that Bretti had ordered the Grillo murder.(He testified at an October 1991 suppression hearing that he had told the prosecutor that he wouldn't testify because it was not true.) Presumably because of this refusal, D'Amico's immunity was revoked and he was indicted, along with Bretti and Nappi, for conspiracy to commit murder and the murder of Dawn Grillo.

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At trial in the New York Supreme Court, Herkimer County, the evidence consisted in part of the testimony of co-conspirator-turned-informan t Anthony Mastracco and Bretti's recorded admissions (by wire via Mastracco). The trial court refused to allow Bretti to introduce D'Amico's exculpatory statements, on the ground that the statements were made under a promise of immunity, and therefore did not fall under the exception to the hearsay rule for "statements against penal interest." The trial court also did not allow Bretti to cross-examine Mastracco regarding his knowledge of D'Amico's exculpatory statements. Bretti moved for a severance, so that he would be able to call D'Amico at trial to establish his innocence; the motion was denied. Eventually the cases were severed (for other reasons); Bretti was still not permitted to introduce the exculpatory statements. Bretti and Nappi were found guilty of second degree murder on July 17, 1982
mayonaise face

New Hartford, NY

#9 Nov 27, 2011
you are wrong about the context of the tape.
Bretti was giving instructions on how he, the cooperating witness,should dispatch the person Bretti had asked him to kill.
Set BRETTI FREE wrote:
Excerpt from jan 2010
mayonaise face wrote:
maybe you should also read the transcripts of tapes made between
mr bretti and an FBI cooperating witness...public documents...
bretti "shoot him twice in the head, twice in the stomach..
drop the gun and run"
quite an upstanding citizen.
CASUAL OBSERVER WROTE
Looking back at those transcripts now,
let's put what you quoted into context.
The conversation quip that you offered is when
the FBI informant asked Mr. Bretti about how to
kill a guy that owed the informant money,
and then Mr. Bretti replied.
GOD BLESS THAT CASUAL OBSERVER
Casual Observer
Utica, NY

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Utica, NY

#10 Nov 28, 2011
who did bretti ask mastracco to kill?

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#11 Nov 28, 2011
mastracco was released from jail to set up bretti
boywonder

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#12 Nov 28, 2011
d'Amico sent a confession to the DA stating that Bretti had nothing to do with Grillo's death. It was him and Nappi who did it. And on his dying bed, he again wrote to say that Bretti had nothing to do with it. How about that??? And so the wheels of justice con't to turn with a couple of spokes missing Amen
Free the man!!!!!

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Since: Feb 09

Utica, NY

#13 Nov 29, 2011
Thank you for acknowledgment towards the fact that

There is a fine line between zealous prosecution and prosecutorial misconduct
guilty

Baldwinsville, NY

#14 Nov 29, 2011
he's a convicted piece of crap. let him rot in jail forever. no use for this trash in our city

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Utica, NY

#15 Nov 29, 2011
Negatively skewed news coverage and its influences on public perception

this stereotype usually associated with ignorance, prejudice, and bigotry. It is definitely not something that counts as correct

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Utica, NY

#16 Nov 29, 2011
Because there is nothing to say that a person would revert back to his past ways after he has served his sentence, and this is especially true for criminals who have served jail terms, as a term in jail is supposed to provide them with the opportunity to reflect on their actions and repent. Hence, they should be given a chance to integrate back into society and to contribute more to it.

DOMINIC BRETTI SERVED OVER 30 YEARS IN PRISON FOR A CRIME HE STEADFASTLY DENIES AND A CASE FRAUGHT WITH PROCEDURAL IREGULARITIES

MY HOPES HE WILL WIN PAROLE

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Since: Feb 09

Utica, NY

#17 Nov 30, 2011
Bretti is searching for the testimony of a witness from grand jury proceedings and his actual murder trial, but McNamara isn't too confident he's going to find what he's looking for.

"There are transcripts in there that you can't even open up because they're all stuck together because they've been...you can tell at least half of them...the bottom half were submerged in water at some point," McNamara said. "But he can look at what he's legally entitled to look at and hopefully that'll resolve the problem."

transcripts destroyed!!!!!!!!!!
mayonaise face

New Hartford, NY

#18 Nov 30, 2011
Set BRETTI FREE wrote:
who did bretti ask mastracco to kill?
the answer is in the transcripts... if u had read them u would know.
the alleged potential targets are also probably listed in the indictment.
the observer dispatch listed some of the intended targets.

Oliver Wendell Holmes once said...it is better that occasionally an innocent man go free than ever a guilty man be prosecuted.

Dominic should not be free...nor is he innocent. there are a few others that should have gone to the Can with him..

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Since: Feb 09

Utica, NY

#19 Dec 1, 2011
someone named Mastracco
said bretti wanted to do what
what did the transcripts say

what did the wiretaps reveal

are there discrepencies or ireegularities in the wired transmissions

what are the facts
and the facts of law

we know mastracco set bretti up
we know the gov't did a zealous prosecution
and what about prosecutorial misconduct

did mr bretti ever kill anyone
has he served enough time
oliver wendal holmes is tough
what would god say

i know mr bretti as repentant
he has served more time than the murderers

if ever a convict deserves a chance for parole
His name is DOMINIC BRETTI

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Since: Feb 09

Utica, NY

#20 Dec 1, 2011
Att: Maynaise Face
There are basically 2 types of people
Republicans and Democrats.
I hate Republicans
I don't have to explain what the
rich and powerful did this workforce

I was very scared to be on a @#$% list by
writing my feelings about someone the establishment wanted put away

I wish people would stick to the facts
and believe Mr. Bretti has been punished enough.

transcripts which are destroyed
initiated by mastracco who was setting up bretti

alleged targets (who)

the obsever dispatch said what

we have heard your opinions
no facts

Dominic has served so much time and is so old that a parole should be granted

I wish you would have a change of heart

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