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Case of Interest: Pavel Postelnyak

DATE: March 19, 2015

CASE: Pavel Postelnyak

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Donell Slivka, Homicide Unit                     

District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced today that Pavel Postelnyak was convicted by jury of first-degree murder and personally discharging a firearm resulting in death.

On May 18, 2014, Postelnyak shot Anthony Johnson in the area of Auburn Boulevard near Garfield Avenue.  Both had reported to work at Democracy Resources. Although they worked at the same company, the two did not know each other and the shooting was unprovoked. Johnson died later that day in the hospital. 

Postelnyak will be sentenced on April 17, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in Department 30 before the Honorable Geoffrey Goodman.

 

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