Cicero man convicted in attack on 69-year-old at a Hastings restaurant

OSWEGO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A Cicero man has been convicted of attacking and beating a 69-year-old man outside of a restaurant in the Oswego County town of Hastings.

An Oswego County jury convicted 32-year-old Chad Burman of second-degree assault.

Burman and another man, Richard Boyle of Syracuse, were arrested in June 2016 after the incident at the Waterfront Tavern.

Burman contended that he was acting in self defense.

The jury deliberated for four and a half hours before convicting him.

District Attorney Greg Oakes, who tried the case, said, “I want thank the jurors for their service and appreciate how closely they paid attention to the evidence.” Oakes also thanked the community members who came forward and testified at the trial, adding “The civilian witnesses played a key role in helping us obtain justice for the victim, as they provided important pieces to complete the puzzle.”

Burman is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 14.

Boyle's case is still pending.


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