The jury came back on October 8, 2009 on the 11th day of deliberations with the verdict: guilty on 14 counts including first-degree grand larceny and scheming to defraud.
The co-defendant, estate planning lawyer Francis X. Morrissey Jr. was convicted on 5 counts including scheming to defraud, conspiracy and forgery.
The trial took 5 months. Over 70 witnesses were called by the prosecution, including Henry Kissinger, Graydon Carter, Barbara Walters, and Annette de la Renta.
Sentencing will be December 8. Mandatory sentencing guidelines call for a minimum sentence of 1 year – up to 25 years.
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The New York Daily News reports:
"The evidence in this case was overwhelming," Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Loewy said after the verdict. Marshall "stole from his mother while she suffered from Alzheimer‘s disease… making her own life worse while enriching his own," Loewy said.
Loewy, who was barred from mentioning during trial that Morrissey had his legal license suspended for taking advantage of other elderly clients, said she’ll make that part of her pitch for giving him the max.
Marshall’s lawyer, Frederic Hafetz, said he was "stunned" by the jury’s decision.
"We will be appealing," he vowed. "I thought he was not guilty."