Hazleton Gunman Guilty of First-Degree Murder

WILKES-BARRE -- A jury found a gunman guilty of first-degree murder in the execution-style shooting of a man from Hazleton.

Raphael Mora-Polanco was convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of Jorge Marrero, 35, according to the district attorney's office.

Police say Mora-Polanco shot Marrero to death execution-style on West 4th Street near Alter Street in Hazleton in June of 2015.

Police believe Mora-Polanco not only shot Jorge Marrero in the face, but chased him down as he tried to get away and then shot him again in the head, killing him.

First-degree murder in Pennsylvania carries an automatic life sentence. A Luzerne County judge immediately sentenced Mora-Polanco to life without the possibility of parole.

8 comments

  • Mexico Mike

    If he was my celly, I’d kick him out to get traded on the block for commissary on the hour. He’d be 2 chichi’s away from a choke hold in the shower stall with that pretty face. I’d get some books too. That dude looks like a plate full of cornbread walking onto the block. Eyes all lit up, mouths are watering. Stay ur kids in school so they dont meet Mexico Mike in the joint. Teach them some vocational skills and keep them busy.

  • McCracken

    He got what he wanted. Now, he’s a real gangster. The problem is: where he is going, so is everyone else…and they have nothing but time.

  • Justagirl

    Well, he’s out, we won’t be hearing about him anymore. Just keep catching them and throwing them in jail. I think we should move all the lifers and death row inmates to prisons in Alaska’s oldest region. They’re not going anywhere anyway.

  • dang!

    Wow! Nice hair! Is this guy what you would call a black hispanic? I live in a nice, respectable rural area. I’ve never seen nothing like this before. Seems to be alot of scary stuff coming out of Hazleton lately.

    • CeeMe

      Whatever he is, I’m sure some in prison will want some of what he’s got. Was all that anger and testosterone really worth life in prison?

      • dang!

        He will be a yummy specialty in prison. Most inmates are either black or hispanic. This guy here is a combo. It will be kinda like having a threesome.

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