Brooklyn man's death re-classified as homicide

The case of a Brooklyn man found dead inside his home in 2014 is now being re-classified as a homicide, police say.

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News 12 Interactive (12/30/15)

BROOKLYN - The case of a Brooklyn man found dead inside his home in 2014 is now being re-classified as a homicide, police say.

Police say they discovered the badly decomposing remains of 69-year-old Anthony Defonte last year.

But, a medical examiner says Defone may have actually suffered a gunshot wound in an incident stemming back from 1979. 

 

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