BROOKLYN - Opening statements were heard Wednesday in the trial of the fourth man arrested for the fatal shooting of Detective Peter Figoski.
Nelson Morales is among five men allegedly involved in a botched robbery back in Dec. 2011. Figoski had responded to a call about the robbery at a Cypress Hills home when he was killed by Lamont Pride.
Pride was found guilty of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for pulling the trigger, and is serving a sentence of 45 years to life in prison. Another suspect, Michael Velez, was acquitted of all charges, and a third man, Ariel Tejada, agreed to testify against the others for a reduced sentence.
The trial against the fifth suspect, Kevin Santos, is still in the jury selection process.