The jury found Marchese not guilty in the first incident. Defense attorney Michael Cicchini argued that a witness who testified she saw Marchese firing the gun was unreliable, pointing out that the woman had recanted a criminal allegation in a separate criminal case.
The man who was the alleged target of that shooting refused to say on the stand that Marchese had shot at him.
In the second incident, police found a shell casing at the scene that matched two shell casings found in the car that Marchese had been driving the day of the shooting.
Police also found security video from at least two locations that showed that same model car Marchese was driving following the car in which the men were shot.
The jury found Marchese guilty of two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety for that incident.
Marchese is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 21. He could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison on each count.
Oak Creek senior kicker Dragan Kesich, a 6-foot-4, 250-pound NCAA Division I prospect, has such a powerful left leg that sometimes it seems as if he’s capable of simultaneously putting the ball and all the opponent’s special teams players through the uprights from anywhere on the field.
WILMOT — The host Wilmot football team broke open a close game after halftime with 20 unanswered points to pull away for a 41-14 Southern Lakes Conference victory over county rival Central on Friday night at Frank Bucci Field.
RACINE — After regular drubbings in each of its last six meetings with Racine Horlick, including lopsided losses to end its season in 2015 and 2016, Indian Trail wasn’t about to flinch when it had the rare chance to get the upper hand against its Southeast Conference rival.
BURLINGTON — Senior quarterback Zack Watson found senior receiver Joey Tanski just inside the back line of the end zone on a fourth-and-goal play from the 3-yard line with 17 seconds left, and sophomore Blake Weaver drilled the ensuing extra point to lift the Wilmot football team to a thrill…