Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Jury Gets Case of Man Accused of Killing Teen

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Jury Gets Case of Man Accused of Killing Teen

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Jurors began deliberating Friday in the trial of a Passaic man who is accused of fatally shooting a Clifton teen and wounding another man in what authorities say was a dispute between rival groups.

Jorge Ramos Compres was one of five men who were arrested shortly after the Jan. 8, 2013, incident, in which 19-year-old Alex Siri was shot several times.

Prosecutors argued during the trial that Compres was one of several men who approached a crowd in what is believed to be an act of retaliation and opened fire, fatally striking Siri and wounding another man, John Zavala.

One of Compres' co-defendants, Jean Carlos Rosario, testified during the trial that Compres was the shooter. Passaic detectives also testified that Compres gave a statement after his arrest in which he admitted that he fired the shots. …

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