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Man Faces Up to 25 Years in Attempted Murder of 83-Year-Old During Poker Game

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Aug/27/2015

A Syracuse man, Charquan Edwards, 23, is facing trial in the attempted murder of an 83-year-old man (unidentified to the media) after losing nearly $10,000 during a high stakes poker game.

After leaving on two occasions to go home and retrieve more money, Edwards returned for a third occasion, this time with a gun.  He shot twice at the ceiling before the two men began fighting.

Prosecutors claim Edwards attempted to murder the old man.  Defense attorneys say the gun went off by accident during the struggle.  Either way, Edwards appeared on video running from the scene.   His victim fully recovered and testified against him. 

The jury took only a few hours Thursday afternoon to find Edwards guilty of attempted murder as well as robbery.

Edwards faces up to 25 years behind bars.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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