Man Convicted of 2012 Beating Death
WILKES-BARRE—A Luzerne County man was convicted on all counts including second egree murder, robbery and conpiracy in connection with a 2012 beating death in Hazleton.
Twenty-year-old Breon Judon was convicted by a jury Monday night after almost 4 hours of deliberations.
“There’s no justice in the justice system, that’s all I can say,” said Judon on the way out of the courthouse in Wilkes-Barre.
In court as the verdict was read, Judon’s family reacted with tears.
One family member collapsed sobbing onto the ground.
Judon was convicted of robbing and murdering 29-yearold Aaron Reznick in Hazleton last year.
Investigators said Judon and 18-year-old Mitchell Dedes robbed Reznik at gunpoint, stole his iPhone, kidnapped him, stripped him, stuck him in the trunk of a car and beat him.
“This was a planned robbery from the beginning, it was plotted and when they didn’t get that they wanted, it turned into a kidnapping which then resulted in his death ultimately,” said Assisatnt District Attorney Dan Zola.
Reznick was found lying in the street in his underwear and socks.
He died at a hospital about a week later.
Dedes pleaded guilty to third degree murder in the case.
Judon said Dedes killed Reznick.
“That is definitely what we had argued here, in this case and like I said I think some things admitted into the record that we feel is an appealable issue that is preserved for the record,” said Judon’s attorney Allyson Kazmarski.
A second degree murder carries a penalty of life behind bars.
Again, Judon plans to appeal.